Against the Grain – October 23, 2017

Against the Grain

A radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism.

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Credit Agencies and the Commodification of Personal Information

If you think the collection and selling of personal data began in the last twenty years, think again. Consumer credit agencies like Equifax have been gathering information about people’s intimate details since they were created in the late 19th century.  Scholar Josh Lauer discusses the history of credit agencies, their key role in capitalist consumer … Continued


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