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Capitalism and the Spy Market: An Analysis

Saturday, November 26, 2011 By Lawrence Davidson, To The Point Analyses | News Analysis
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The trend toward an ever greater abuse of power through the act of spying has apparently created its own capitalist market. And the products designed to meet the demand of that market are now there for all to see. But many citizens will not look because they feel that the government is only interested in “subversives” and not them. This is a naive assumption. The Surveillance Catalog is a danger to us all. But then, perhaps as the writer Larry Niven asserts, “privacy is just a passing fad.”

Lawrence Davidson

Lawrence Davidson teaches history at West Chester University and is the author of Foreign Policy Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest and two other books.

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Capitalism and the Spy Market: An Analysis

Saturday, November 26, 2011 By Lawrence Davidson, To The Point Analyses | News Analysis
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The trend toward an ever greater abuse of power through the act of spying has apparently created its own capitalist market. And the products designed to meet the demand of that market are now there for all to see. But many citizens will not look because they feel that the government is only interested in “subversives” and not them. This is a naive assumption. The Surveillance Catalog is a danger to us all. But then, perhaps as the writer Larry Niven asserts, “privacy is just a passing fad.”

Lawrence Davidson

Lawrence Davidson teaches history at West Chester University and is the author of Foreign Policy Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest and two other books.