Replied to Pluralistic: 17 Aug 2022: Chokepoint Capitalism Kickstarter is live by Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow (

What is “chokepoint capitalism?” It’s when a multinational monopolist (or cartel) locks up audiences inside a system that they control, and uses that control to gouge artists, creating toll booths between creators and their audiences.

I have supported Cory Doctorow’s latest kickstarter. Interesting to see the use of in regards to the audiobook. Seems a similar approach to musicians using Bandcamp to provide access to crowdfunded music.