Comments on: Monetizing the marginalized http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/28/monetizing-the-marginalized/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Gordon2352 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/28/monetizing-the-marginalized/#comment-41899 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:50:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11943#comment-41899 I’m not sure that the ability to donate a few dollars to some “longtime crank in Congress” or to some quasi-charity has improved the conditions of the “marginalized”.

Far more likely, the internet has become yet another device to fleece the unwary by making them think their opinion (and money) matters.

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By: TobyONottoby http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/28/monetizing-the-marginalized/#comment-41894 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:59:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11943#comment-41894 With respect to music, the margins have sounded better than the mainstream for a decades.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/02/28/monetizing-the-marginalized/#comment-41884 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:17:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11943#comment-41884 The ability of the powerful to suppress and intimidate the weak has decreased dramatically since the internet has come into being. This is one of the primary reasons Government all over the world tries to throttle it.

The ability of people to find others of like mind without being beaten senseless by a police baton and arrested is the true cause of the “Arab Spring” and the “Ron Paul Spring” in the USA. The enemies of freedom have always gone after dissidents (or in your term, “cranks”) who did not bow to power. Franklin had an unregulated printing press and now the world has the internet. Lookout orthodox lackeys!

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