Digital Exposure: Postmodern Postcapitalism by Raphael Sassower

By Raphael Sassower

This publication explores electronic applied sciences from a particular postmodern point of view. opposite to universal trust, Sassower argues that electronic applied sciences have allowed for the centralization of monetary energy. additional, the place new electronic units supply the capability to specific freedom and produce approximately revolutions in addition they let for expanding percentages for surveillance of voters. The electronic age and the present kingdom of the worldwide political financial system are for this reason associated and targeting the promise of recent applied sciences with out finding them of their political buildings and associations or financial realities should be deceptive and unsafe.

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The unit is a gene or arrangement of genes that form part of the hereditary code … The target of selection is the trait or combination of traits encoded by the units of heredity and favored or disfavored by the environment. Examples of targets are propensity for hypertension and resistance to disease in humans, or, in the case of bird behavior, the instinctive choice of nest site” (2012, 162, emphases in original). Genes are the hereditary carriers of units and not individual people, just as targets of selection are a set of traits that become apparent in individual humans.

The customized surveillance of consumers’ tastes and preferences seems friendly but is in fact controlling. Perhaps the entrepreneurial spirit associated with postcapitalist crowdfunding allows a modicum of personal liberty envisioned by the Austrians. Sassower, Raphael. Digital Exposure: Postmodern Postcapitalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 1057/9781137312402. com - Trial Access - PalgraveConnect - 2013-11-01 3 36 Digital Exposure This chapter focuses on the political implications of hybrid economies in the Digital Age.

We move from a revised presentation of Smith’s rationale for marketplace exchange to a view of human voluntarism that is Wilsonian in its concerns with the survival of the species, not simply that of the individual. This, of course, sets this model as a natural model based on human nature. But in order to set voluntarism within political institutions of the state, the Austrians also advocated a liberal ideology: “The true liberals firmly held that the market economy, the only economic system that warrants a steadily progressing improvement of mankind’s material welfare, can work only in an atmosphere of undisturbed peace.

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