The Californian Ideology  

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The Californian Ideology is a set of beliefs combining bohemian and anti-authoritarian attitudes from the counterculture of the 1960s with techno-utopianism and support for neoliberal economic policies. These beliefs are thought by some to have been characteristic of the culture of the IT industry in Silicon Valley and the West Coast of the United States during the dot-com bubble of the 1990s. Adam Curtis connects it to Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophies.

Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron coined the phrase Californian Ideology in their 1995 essay The Californian Ideology.

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