Debunking The Culture Of Free (In The End, Someone Always Pays)

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“Like children behind the Pied Piper, we’ve been all too eager to believe the fairy tale that we could get something for nothing, greedily using the ‘free’ services of Google, Facebook and Twitter. But we pay one way or another. We can pay directly through public subsidies such as the TV licence and taxes, or indirectly, our data sold, our public culture placed into private hands and our eyeballs targeted relentlessly with advertising.”

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Why Are Americans So In Love With Shakespeare?

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“Shakespeare is popular in America because Americans are in the habit of using his plays as vehicles for their own preoccupations, political and otherwise, a practice of long standing facilitated by the “conceptual” stagings of Shakespeare that are now the norm in the English-speaking world.”

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