This isn’t the first time a tech boom has interfered with democracy

Ars Technica Live #21, featuring economist Bradford DeLong and Ars editor-at-large Annalee Newitz. Filmed by Chris Schodt, produced by Justin Wolfson. (video link) Last week, we had lots of questions about the fate of democracy in a world where the Internet feeds us propaganda faster than we can fact check it. Luckily, Ars Technica Live featured guest Bradford DeLong, an economist who has spent his career studying tech and industrial revolutions, as well as the connections between economics and democracy. So we had a lot to discuss, and the result is the longest Ars Technica Live episode ever. Brad worked in the US Treasury department during the Clinton administration, and he's a professor at UC Berkeley. So he's familiar with economic theory and history, as well as what happens when the rubber meets the road in trade agreements, regulations, and policy. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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