I agree with this. The world is changing thanks to the internet, and sadly, when big changes happen to society, it has impacts that are less then desirable.
When Ford made the car accessible to everyone, entire industries shut down. No more buggies and horse whips.
Yeah, but if this happened today, the buggy manufacturers and the horse whip manufacturers would complain to the media about all the buggy and horse whip workers losing their jobs, and then pressure Congress for a bailout to allow the workers to keep their jobs and to keep their economically unsustainable businesses running at a loss and at taxpayer expense. After all, it's unfair/unjust/racist/sexist/homophobic that the buggy and horse whip workers lose their jobs because of this new-fangled automobile! We want progress, just not *this kind* of progress! But I digress......
Part of the reason taxes are high, and are getting higher, is because the responsibility of government is growing. This is not a good thing. At some point, personal freedoms will be lost. Just look at NYC and Mayor Bloomberg trying to impose a large soda ban. Is it really the government's job to tell us what to eat or drink? Should it be?