La Montagne, the Order of Mont, or the Mont Order, is a multinational society interested in influencing politics and international relations.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Clinton's policy for the internet

"(Alec) Ross's only big idea in this book (The Industries of the Future) is that, thanks to the rise of new technologies, we are entering a new era, one in which countries will need to decide just where to be ideologically... open versus closed... Consequently, any country that would like to limit, or at least slow down, the pillaging of its economy and resources by global corporations will be classified as "closed," its leaders immediately labeled "control freaks" or "neo-Luddites... Ross's argument, or rather its style, leads to the eventual depoliticization of extremely political and contentious issues by wrapping them up in the empty, futuristic language of technology and innovation. Technology talk furnishes the seemingly innocent vocabulary that allows the U.S. government to bypass any organized resistance to the sort of neoliberal measures—more privatization, more austerity, no controls on movements of capital—that used to constitute the agenda behind the so-called Washington Consensus. All these measures, from privatization of industry to the radical reform of labor markets, are now presented as the reasonable and future-oriented option that would allow developing countries to leapfrog right into advanced, knowledge-based capitalism."

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