Privatization of Government Information as Primitive Accumulation
This essay examines privatization of government publishing through the lens of capital accumulation by dispossession, an updated and expanded version of Marxâ€™s account of primitive accumulation. It argues that the program of privatizing the governmentsâ€™ information dissemination activities which began as part of the Reagan administrationâ€™s pursuit of neoliberal policies continues today albeit in altered form due to the advent of electronic publishing.
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