Bill Whittle explains the three great ages; agricultural, industrial and information, and the related government that was necessary. He explains the political corruption associated with the industrial age, from the robber barons to the progressive movement that is now in complete conflict with the form of nimble government required by the digital age. He draws an important parallel between the robber barons of the industrial age and the unions’ unholy alliance with government in the information age.
…because the industrial age is drawing to a close as the information age takes its place, and all of our economic structure, once again, going back to being horizontal, independent, light, fast, agile, decentralized, local, smaller, and cheaper. The old dinosaurs may totter for awhile, but they will eventually fall, and the government that will come out of our third wave information age society will have to be fast, decentralized, local, smaller and cheaper as well. …It’s the people with the Gadsden flags, the ones calling for less government that are on the side of the future, not the public sector union members living in the past to preserve benefits and entitlements that now other people have to pay for. These public sector unions actually have become the old, corrupt alliance of money and political power that they themselves were created to destroy.