Two Short Excerpts on Imposed Asymmetries In Networks (ping @mrteacup)

From The Telekommunist Manifesto

http://telekommunisten.net/the-telekommunist-manifesto

Excerpt from “THE CONDITIONS OF THE WORKING CLASS ON THE INTERNET”

Capitalism depends on the state to impose control within the network
economy, particularly to control relations through authorized channels, and thereby capture value that would otherwise be retained by its producers. Points of control are introduced into the natural mesh of social relations. The ‘market economy’ is then the imposition of the’unfree’ terms of a
physical marketplace onto society broadly. The distinction between producer and consumer must be enforced so that circulation can be controlled.
Hierarchy and authority must have privileged access.

Excerpt from “PEER PRODUCTION AND THE POVERTY OF NETWORKS”

A freer internet cannot exist within the present system of capitalist
financing. Arguments for the clear technical superiority of distributed
technologies over centralized ones have not been the deciding factors in the ultimate development of our global communications infrastructure, which has become more consolidated, regulated and restrictive. The determining factor is, as always, the fact that those whose interests are served by restricting freedom have more wealth at their disposal to relentlessly push toward their ends than is available to resist them.

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