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Thin Liberalism and the Folly of Burning Bridges

Oct 23, 2009, 19:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Lee)

"He quotes the following passage, with what I assume is disapproval:

""The mission of the Free Culture movement is to build a bottom-up, participatory structure to society and culture, rather than a top-down, closed, proprietary structure. Through the democratizing power of digital technology and the Internet, we can place the tools of creation and distribution, communication and collaboration, teaching and learning into the hands of the common person — and with a truly active, connected, informed citizenry, injustice and oppression will slowly but surely vanish from the earth."

"I’ve re-read that passage several times, and I’m still baffled about why any libertarian or supporter of the free market would object to it."

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