Been reading The Pirate’s Dilemma by Matt Mason at the moment. It’s a really interesting book which takes cultural theory, social history and economics and remixes the details into a cocktail of easy read thought food.
Mason looks at the way modern technological change has developed and it’s relationship to hacking, shareware, social networking and the DIY Punk ethos, aswell as capitalism. The term he uses which sums this up best is punk capitalism.
It’s one of the most interesting books I have read for a while and I highly recommend it.