Whoever wrote this knows nothing about the political and social history of the United States.
Indeed Quent. The industrial age caused the exact opposite of what that author claims. Beware the communists they are scheming demons dressed in kingly guise - beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.
The industrial revolution is called a revolution because it replaced human and animal power with machine power. Slaves and horses became obsolete. It's like the cotton picking machine introduced in the 1940s. One machine could do the work of 40 people.
Stefan makes a good argument. He suggests that without free speech there would have been no industrial revolution. Eight minutes in to the video you can see where he is going with it.
Remember Hero built the first steam engine in the 1st century.
Oligarchical Collectivism be it Crony Capitalism or Communism is what it is... Collectivism.
Both forms of Collectivism thrive on the power of the state and the stifling of critical thought rational argumentation and expression.
Note that the world is now going after so-called Right-wing "Extremists" here in the West as Donald Trump, Marie Le Penn, Geert Wilders... etc.