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I think you underestimate the crisis of capitalism due to technological progress there. I believe that from the point of view of capitalist production a very large part of the world's population will be superfluous as a workforce. Or, from a different angle: everything humanity really needs will be produced by much less labour than now. With a fairly equal distribution this could give all of us the freedom to do much more unproductive things beside our work. No chance for that in capitalism though. If we really want to shape our societies democratically, we would need methods to enable strong participation. An informed and educated population that is able to a broad deliberative process. That would be the end not only of Murdoch, but of all our media.
by Katrin on Sat Aug 4th, 2012 at 04:29:12 PM EST
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