Democracy, Planning, and Big Data

A Socialism for the Twenty-First Century?

Authors

  • Kees van der Pijl

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-071-11-2020-04_4

Keywords:

Socialism, Democracy, Marxism, Media, Movements

Abstract

Starting in the late 1960s, the development of the productive forces of society entered a new stage: the Information Revolution, an era focused on the application of information theories such as cybernetics combined with advances in computer technology and digital communication networks, culminating in the Internet. Under capitalist conditions, this has already resulted in a knowledge economy, but the social, auto-regulatory possibilities it opens up are bound to be incompatible with the private appropriation characteristic of capitalism.

Published

2020-04-01

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