Rationing the Infinite

This Review raises a number of objections to Baker’s arguments and proposals. Furthermore, this Review raises the fundamental question of whether Baker’s central operating assumption-that media is a scarce resource that should be fairly distributed-remains timely in light of the far-reaching and fast-paced changes wrought by the internet. Nevertheless, this Review also recognizes that, as with Baker’s prior works, Media Concentration and Democracy makes a serious contribution to the discussion of the political, social, and economic dynamics that challenge the existence of a strong and independent media. Media Concentration and Democracy does a better job of raising questions than of answering them, but this does not prevent it from adding meaningfully to the debate surrounding these issues.