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COM ARTS 200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Making Money, Economic Inequality, Network Effect

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Com Art 200
Lecture 9
Commercialization of the internet
What is the internet for?
- Free and open communication
- For making money
- What should the main purpose of the internet
Robert Mcchesney digital disconnect
- Capitalism is turning the interne against democracy
- From an instrument of public goods to that that makes companies rich
- Capitalism: a dynamic economic system based on private ownership and the
maximization of profit
- Democracy: system of self-governance based on principles of political equality
According to Mcchesney
- Bad for democracy
o Economic inequality
o Corporate monopolies
o Extreme militarism
- Good for democracy
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