Thursday, January 31, 2008

open door to trade

"The demands of long term economic growth ultimately required, therefore,
not simply constitutional limitations on the state,but it active
support in developing knowledege and communication capacities."(Paul Starr, pg 12).

The emerge of media/communication was the beginning of a new era in American society. According to Paul Starr it was not just a technological formation however, it was a benefit for the economy and the government. Mass media was not just the invention of radios, televisions, telegraphs, and now internet but it was an open door for trading and expansion. while it was seen as an open free way, many idealist believed that communication should be privatized.

In the early development of communication those who were educated had the money and ability to explore the new system of communication. For business men and women it was a system of gathering news and informations of what was happening around them and around the world. Even today society still rely heavily on the internet and televisions to keep updated with U.S involvement around the world.



At 10:34 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Use another display name if you want credit for the post, I don't know who you are.

Starr is writing that the state needed to actively support and subsidize the growth of the mass media, not just let the market take its course. The big issue is what is the proper balance between private enterprise and state intervention.


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