Activists' impromptu press conference at the EG8 conference

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7 Responses to “Activists' impromptu press conference at the EG8 conference”

  1. NickD says:

    Cory, you should have been there.

  2. turn_self_off says:

    The basic fear in the world leaders is the same that gave rise to Freudian marketing back in the 1900s. Basically, the world have run out of tangible investment opportunities, yet the neoclassical growth curve require some 3 billion dollars to be invested pr year right now.

    So they need a way to force the investments to go into intangibles, that can be created and recreated as needed to keep the engines of commerce spinning.

    but the ease of replication that the net provides throws a very big wrench into this. But the same ease of replication allows a “nobody” to reach like-minded people globally at virtually zero cost. Now how do one square that circle?

  3. Jake0748 says:

    “…to explain what Sarko and company missed by treating the net as simply an engine for big business…”

    If you have to explain that… then I guess (again), we’re all doomed.

    I mean bravo for these folks for trying. But…

    Why do I always feel like my testicles are being crushed these days?

  4. ill lich says:

    “treating the net as simply an engine for big business. ”

    I drove up the east coast of the US this weekend, and was thinking about the US interstate system created by Eisenhower, and thought about how none of it would be possible if created by private businesses (ignoring actually building it, the real estate value alone of all that interstate road and median would be cost prohibitive)– those roads benefit the public good, both solitary citizens looking to travel, and businesses using the same roads to haul goods.

    The internet exists for everyone.

  5. pKp says:

    Jérémie Zimmerman is a fucking hero.

    Anyone reading this in Europe should take 5 minutes and make a donation to La Quadrature. They are strapped for cash and might not have enough to continue once their Soros grant is over. Donation link : http://www.laquadrature.net/soutien

  6. Anonymous says:

    This link might work for those of you (like me) for whom the embedded video here doesn’t:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP5K0Ifvizs
    Not sure if it’s the same video as I can’t see this one, but it’s the same press conference.

  7. Anonymous says:

    probably the most important press conference of the free/neutral internet? sad that these days lol and huggy cats posts get more comments than important stuff like this. guess politics are “boring”.

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