- We have a profound, far-reaching fight on our hands, at a crossroads leading toward democracy or corporate monopoly.
- Hightower: Big biz wants to own the information superhighway.
Norman Solomon, Common Dreams
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April 4, 2013 | If your daily routine took you from one homegrown organic garden to another, bypassing vast fields choked with pesticides, you might feel pretty good about the current state of agriculture.
If your daily routine takes you from one noncommercial progressive website to another, you might feel pretty good about the current state of the Internet.
But while mass media have supplied endless raptures about a digital revolution, corporate power has seized the Internet -- and the anti-democratic grip is tightening every day.
“Most assessments of the Internet fail to ground it in political economy; they fail to understand the importance of capitalism in shaping and, for lack of a better term, domesticating the Internet,” says Robert W. McChesney in his illuminating new book, Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.
Hightower: Big biz wants to own the information superhighway while We the People bump along the backroads, Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown
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