Tech & society

Democracy, Capitalism and “Creative Destruction”

A must-read essay by Harper’s Magazine editor Roger D. Hodge examines the state of politics in America through the lens of political economist Joseph Schumpeter, author of Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. Like Marx, with whom he had little else in common, Schumpeterunderstood that capitalism is a permanent revolution of the means ofproduction, and he placed […]

Convergence Media

Confusing The Medium And The Message

David Cohn points us to Stop The Presses, The American Newspaper In Peril, which recently premiered at the AFI/Dallas Film Festival. He takes issue with the closing quote of the trailer — “Democracy doesn’t have a chance without newspapers” — and so do I. Newspaper is a medium.