The rhetoric of the “free-market” imagined freedom as low taxes and deregulation, while a distinct subculture flourished in Silicon Valley that emphasized liberation through technology, championed by boomer activists such as Richard Stallman and John Perry Barlow, the former Grateful Dead lyricist who helped popularize the slogan “Information wants to be free.” Although the conservative freedom agenda has experienced greater legislative success, the free-information movement has found expression through influential outlets like Wired magazine and political vehicles such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

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