Declaration of Independents

In the D.C. Examiner, on New Media

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In a mini-excerpt from their book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America, Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch celebrate how the new media landscape has already made the world a better and freer place. Excerpt:

It has never been easier for individuals to build their own seats at the table, forcing the top-down cultures of industrial media to confront their own inadequacies and acknowledge (only after kicking and screaming) the newcomers' contributions.

Name a subject that dominant city newspapers have walked away from covering intensely—statehouse politics, high school sports, local crime—and you'll find some entrepreneurial characters filling the void with gusto. […]

Web has made not just media, but politics too, a much more fluid and unpredictable place. And now is the time to use the new media force to confront the grave problems that politicians have been busy foisting on us.

Whole thing here.