When I was a child in the 1960s and 70s who could have imagined something like this? Forget the mindboggling sophistication of the technology. Today, if you do a Google search, US Congressman Ron Paul blows Karl Marx out of the water. Paul’s scores 28,800,000 search results to an unbelievably poor 6,260,000 for Marx.
Now, it is true that these things take a long time to play through, but as a sociologist I am excited by the long-term cultural, political and economic impact of these sorts of numbers for social reformers such as us.
For everyone at TCC, Paul’s recent book ‘End The Fed’ is a must read. Have you got your copy yet? Fascinating.