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Volume 7  Number 3  •  Winter 2003
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Can the Internet Promote Open Global Societies?
By Douglas A. Houston
This article appeared in the Winter 2003 issue of The Independent Review

The widespread belief that the Internet will ensure dramatic and continuous economic growth and social progress owes more to wishful thinking than to a dispassionate analysis of the facts. Overcoming the technical obstacles of cyberspace is one thing; overcoming the political obstacles erected by special-interest groups is another matter.