Strengthening the FTC
... is the best damned thing that we could do to combat this recession. Monopolies have stifled competition and innovation. We need to regulate them, or break them up entirely, so that the many small businesses with new and truly innovative ideas can make the revolutionary biotech, transportation, energy, and communications products that can pull us out of this mess, and give us a much nicer world to boot.
I wouldn't be typing this if AT&T weren't broken up in the 80's, leading the way to modems without acoustic couplers, DSL, etc.