Little Big Men

Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“What would you give to change the world? Would you give your life? Your reputation? Your wealth? No? How about 50 bucks? How about a ‘like’ on Twitter? … You have to be willing to pay the price. But the price can change. It is changing. Social media in particular, and modern globalized technological society more generally, lower many kinds of transaction costs for individuals and small groups of people, amplifying their power and their influence tremendously. The work that used to take a team of music producers and publicity agents, or a 20th-century newspaper’s enormous physical plant and large editorial and distribution staffs, or the considerable resources of a Hollywood studio — or a covert-operations agency — can now be undertaken in many cases by one person or a small group of people working with very little in the way of institutional backing or resources.” (06/04/21)