The state has lost control: tech firms now run western politics by Evgeny Morozov
Posted in: Government & Policy at 30/03/2016 19:04
By now, the fact that transatlantic democratic capitalism, once the engine of postwar prosperity, has run into trouble can hardly be denied by anyone with the courage to browse a daily newspaper.
Hunger, homelessness, toxic chemicals in the water supply, the lack of affordable housing: all these issues are back on the agenda, even in the most prosperous of countries. This appalling decline in living standards was some time in the making - 40 years of neoliberal policies are finally taking their toll - so it shouldn't come as a shock.