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EP70: Chokepoint Capitalism ft. (Cory Doctorow)

In the creative industries, Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow say there’s often a ‘chokepoint’ between creators and their fans.  Corporate behemoths — be they streaming apps, publishers, tech giants, or others — put on the squeeze, exploiting their market power to extract rents, push down wages, and push up prices.

On this episode, guest host Jay Cockburn asks Cory Doctorow how these monopolistic (and monopsonistic) corporations put on the chokehold, and how we can loosen their grips. With Rebecca Giblin, Doctorow is co-author of Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back. 

If you like this episode, you can also check out our other episode with Doctorow, the one about radical thought in science fiction writing.

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