5 page essay 27

5 page essay 27.

Readings: “Mark Zuckerberg’s War on Free Will,” by Franklin Foer

“Rent Seeking and the Making of an Unequal Society,” by Joseph Stiglitz from third pdf page 387-412

“The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism,” by Jonathan Lethem

Lethem praises a culture “in which pre-existing… fragments and larger… frameworks are freely reworked.” But to what degree is this kind of information sharing culture under threat? Lethem writes about Intellectual property asking us to consider copyright as “a government-granted monopoly on the use of creative results.” In this way, he directly mirrors Stieglitz’s criticism of the danger of monopolies in stifling individual freedom and social mobility. Similarly, Foer warns against Facebook’s power to control and curate information.

Answer the following questions drawing from all three texts with quotation and summary:

Q: How do algorythm-based digital platforms like Facebook and “rent-seeking capitalism” threaten or promote the robust artistic marketplace that Lethem outlines?

You should be comfortable with these terms and ideas before writing your paper:

– The relationship between Stieglitz’s discussion of patents and Lethem’s idea about


– The relationship between Facebook’s algorithms affect the transfer of art and culture.

– Lethem’s use and and concept of plagiarism.

Requirement: There have to be specific quotations in each paragraph and follow the body paragraph map! Thank you so much

5 page essay 27