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Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know … Continue reading
We need to defend democratic principles not only against outside attacks, but also against erosion from within. The strength of an open society is tested especially when it comes under (perceived) threat. via In defense of digital freedom.
Yes, you read that correctly: democratic government invariably leads to the rule by “demagogues” who manipulate the most immoral segments of society. The core of this immoral coalition consists of “the lowest common denominator” – the “‘mass[es]’ in the derogatory … Continue reading
But politics and politicians are two separate things. Our whole lives are political, they just don’t realise it. via No Way Home – Motherland Magazine.
You probably do have something to hide, you just don’t know it yet. via Wired
“I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded. That’s not something I’m willing to support, it’s not something … Continue reading
Privatisation seems to have gone from dynamic ideological choice, to route of least resistance for the state to abdicate its responsibility in a variety of policy areas. Anything difficult and measurable – problem schools; elderly care; waste disposal; big infrastructure … Continue reading
We have to get out of the mindset of thinking that things are wrong because they are illegal. People make laws and people can change those laws. via Silk Road Often people equate being illegal to being wrong. Though this … Continue reading
Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday blamed Congress leader and union minister Jairam Ramesh as being “singularly responsible for shaving off 2.5% of the GDP” by not giving environmental clearance to projects during his stint as the environment minister, … Continue reading
“When politics decides your future, decide what your politics must be.” via Tehelka