your post is based on emotions rather than facts. Don't get too emotional, my friend, and lets try to keep the discourse healthy and fact-based, rather than "comparing people's credentials" and taking sides based on prejudice. Otherwise we are no different from those in mainstream media, in the military-industrial-complex, the CIA, the oil barons. 'meritocracy' is also a form of 'aristocracy'.
I refer to several renowned alternative news sites, and believe in free-thinking. Alternative news community is not a place to huddle together and speak ill of all corporate and vilify capitalism. Then you are inching towards communism. The idea is to understand that there are good aspects and bad aspects in capitalism just as there is in socialism. Not all corporate are evil, not all socialists are right.
Good sir, please do enlighten us as to how the non-cash, digital economy will lead to control by corporates? going digital doesn't mean going VISA where they take a certain cut as commission for every transaction. There are setups like UPI where digital, cashless transactions doesn't contain any surcharge. They are faster, easier, safer and better than keeping cash. Did you know that American dollar bills has NO backing of gold or silver coins (like the constitution states it should have), and in simple terms, is just a 'promise of debt' ? The more cash you print and circulate, the larger the circle of debt we are propagating.