“It’s all about who has the best information.”
Good decisions are usually made by those with access to good information. Be it from experience or connections, much of what we do is for information. That is probably the best use of time no matter what: cherishing what you have, or building to make it better. Better information almost always results in a job well done. Be it for interpersonal relationships or a task in the workplace, those with better information regarding the situation will almost certainly do a better job, assuming there is not a willful effort not to. People will do all sorts of crazy things in regards to information. Some will charge you a fee for certain information. Others will charge you simply for access to information. There exists still those who will charge you a premium for ‘better’ information. As media outlets and access changes and expands, and as input of information expands with it, the dynamic of access to, and distribution of information, is sure to change with it.
We’ll see what ends up giving.