Jonathan Taplin on Internet Aggregators

Jonathan Taplin, former music and film maven, tells what the new rentier economy of Internet aggregators has done to the arts, journalism, and democracy.

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Jonathan Taplin on Internet Aggregators
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Podcast #9: Danielle Allen on Education and Civics

Danielle Allen is the director of the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, a regular columnist, and author of five books, including Education and Equality. She spoke with us about what it takes to raise an engaged and self-actualized citizenry.

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Podcast #9: Danielle Allen on Education and Civics
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Podcast #8: Tim Wu on Attention and Communications Networks

Tim Wu is a renowned scholar on our communications networks, having coined the phrase “net neutrality”. His latest book, The Attention Merchants, is a history of advertising, and it’s not pretty. He spoke with us about declining privacy and the current state of the Internet.

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Podcast #8: Tim Wu on Attention and Communications Networks
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Podcast #7: Robert McChesney on Capitalism and Technology

Are we in capitalism’s end days? University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney thinks we might be, if technology continues to displace workers and concentrate wealth. His latest book, co-written with John Nichols, is People Get Ready.

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Podcast #7: Robert McChesney on Capitalism and Technology
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