IN THIS SUMMARY
Conventional wisdom has long held that the Internet, more than any other human innovation, has the potential to transform the globe into a world of ""robust direct democracy"" and "friction-free democracy," empowering everyone it touches-ordinary citizens, consumers, activists, students, entrepreneurs, and the world’s disenfranchised-alike. Digital Capitalism, however, takes a different, more skeptical, view. It explains how completely the Internet, under the influence of an expansionary market logic, has begun a transition toward ""Digital Capitalism,"" how it belongs to the political economy it is helping to drive and, primarily, and how it serves corporate users and the wealthy rather than the general public. The conclusion: Digital Capitalism has strengthened, rather than displaced inequality and domination-the classic afflictions of the market system.