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Everyone needs Benjamins to Live Well

Six years ago, I wrote an article that appeared on Countercurrents, just as this one does. The piece was strident, even didactic, but was in large part a plea. The notion was to explain why the pathology of “free content” creates a race to the bottom in journalism. A byproduct of this is that — given the “no free lunch” truism, getting content for free — digitally for the most part — did indeed cost us all- in terms of privacy, dependence…