On this week’s episode of Up Close, when people work together to accomplish a goal, they can do more than any one individual. But, sometimes, that’s a bad thing.
The tobacco industry has been able to do more to sell harmful products, and the trucking industry has been able to do more to keep dangerous drivers on the road, thanks to one organization that used to have a very different reputation. The NY Daily News’ Alyssa Katz discusses her book, The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life.
And then, when given the technology to do so, untold millions of people pirated incredible quantities of copyrighted music. The mp3 revolution and what it’s meant for the music industry is explored by Stephen Witt in How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century and the Patient Zero of Piracy.
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