Ep. 109 Jason Schmitt “A Pirate Bay of Knowledge?”

October 31, 2018

Playing for Team Human today: Jason Schmitt. Jason looks at the big business of for-profit academic publishing in his new documentary Paywall:The Business of Scholarship. Should the the world’s research be locked behind closed doors? Jason makes the case for open access on today’s Team Human.

Opening the show, Rushkoff offers a monologue on the state of democracy. While our politicians and their propagandists have lost faith in our ability to vote purposefully, Team Human knows better. There has never been a more crucial time to get involved, not only at the polls next week but in civic life and community action beyond.

Versions of Douglas’s monologues can be found at https://medium.com/@rushkoff. We’ll also be posting the entire back catalog in a new Team Human Collection at Medium.

Visit Teamhuman.fm for complete access to the shows and patreon.com/teamhuman to sustain this show.

Today we opened with intro music thanks to Mike Watt. The midroll featured Team Human Ep.31 Human Guest and friend R.U. Sirius. The show concluded with a track by Herkimer Diamonds.

Library Image:  by Alfons Morales on Unsplash

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