Masthead CMC Magazine / April 1, 1996
 The Status of the Information Society, by Michel Bauwens

Background on the American Progress and Freedom Foundation (PFF)

The ideological rationale behind the PFF is the Third Wave ideas of Alvin Toffler. Speakers argued that just as the industrial revolution (Second Wave) had to sweep away the restrictions imposed by feudal society (First Wave), the Third Wave forces now should do the same with Second Wave restrictions. Hence Big Government, and industrial society institutions like the educational establishment, welfare, and unions should be made harmless, and greater freedom of enterprise (no restrictions on cable/telecom mergers) should allow the emergence of a new cyber-economy. ^

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