When cynicism replaces hope - how I look at the internet today

A view from above of four men, and one woman, all looking up at the camera, over a stylized digital/lighting effect background.
Some thoughts on how the early hope and innocence of the internet has been corrupted over time. And how our failure to regulate, and our capitalist system, have facilitated that corruption.
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Why taxation can be good

A miniature of a Warhammer 40k Necron standing on a W2 form
The conservative lie is that public spending is bad, and taxation is bad. The reality is that spending tax revenue is an investment in the improvement of society. Something with moral benefits, but also lasting economic ones.
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Oligarchy or corporate control?

A gaming miniature with a shield and a gun, standing on Canadian, Chinese, and British banknotes
In the 1920s and 1930s the US reacted to break up the monopoly and oligopoly of the “robber barons”. The government had the will, and the public backing, to make changes necessary to protect from corporate dominance. That will doesn’t exist any more.
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