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"Money Equals Power" a living post mortem

"Money Equals Power"
Well it used to be pretty simple. The more money you had the more power you had(or could buy). I look at the world today and I just don't think that's true any more.
The internet has shifted not just the goal posts but the entire playing field. Well the internet is growing everyday and effecting more and more of our lives. In more and more amazing ways. Once you get online (and pay that cost with your broadband company or what ever) everything online is free. Information is free for you. It is a bit like you buy a book and pay nothing for the book but pay for the delivery. The creators of this information either create it because they want to make money (adverts, company websites, etc) or because they enjoy providing it (wikipedia, blogs).
What the internet has done is to provide a platform where the amount of money poured into creating the information does not equal the amount of power the information wields. In the UK we have had a fantastic exam…