Corpus ID: 142017039

The State and the Networked Economy

  title={The State and the Networked Economy},
  author={Mark F. Grady},
  • Mark F. Grady
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • I. INTRODUCTION This Essay will examine how the networked economy may affect the cause of liberty. The traditional view, very evident in the novels 1984 (1) and Brave New World, (2) has been pessimistic about information technology's probable effect on liberty. My own view is that the new networks, spawned by the Internet and other information technology, are hopeful developments. I will defend this optimistic viewpoint by looking at the history and nature of the state, including the despotic… CONTINUE READING

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