Sony, “The Interview,” and Running Government Like a Business.
It strike me that the situation with Sony and The Interview is a good example of why you can’t run government like a business. While the US government would have to make calculations about warding off future attacks, national reputations, etc. in the face of terrorist threats, all Sony (And AMC, etc.) had to do was calculate how much they would likely make v. how much they would likely lose if they released the film and then make a call.
If this was the new Star Wars movie you can be guaranteed that the release would be taking place.
On that topic, Newt Gingrich calling this a “cyberwar” strikes me as a more than a bit hyperbolic:
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 18, 2014