Corporate Takeover of the Net

By Ben Cohen

Despite professions by neo-conservatives that the free market is responsible for serious economic growth, the truth is that central planning and government initiative is responsible for the roaring power of western economies. Like most other huge industries, the internet was created by the government and paid for by the public through taxes. Once viable, it has been slowly sold off to private interests making it a haven for advertising and money making. Check out this short video explaining the history of the net, and how we can fight back to reclaim it:

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.