Category Archives: serious

Institutional Corruption

For the middle third, Lessig talks about the effect of tariffs and subsidies on US food systems… how corporate influence affects our food choices. (State College, PA, 28 Mar 2012: Penn State Richard B. Lippin Lectureship in Ethics. This refines … Continue reading

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Remarks on Internet Freedom

I wonder if Lieberman, McConnell, and King noticed the Secretary of State’s comments about internet censorship. On their own, new technologies do not take sides in the struggle for freedom and progress, but the United States does. We stand for a … Continue reading

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Wikileaks and the Long Haul « Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky’s post about Wikileaks and the U.S. response is a must-read. The key, though, is that democracies have a process for creating such restrictions, and as a citizen it sickens me to see the US trying to take shortcuts. … Continue reading

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Bloomberg’s Ground Zero Mosque Speech

Fareed Zakaria calls it required reading for every American Civics class. The video shows Bloomberg is not an exceptional orator, but the content of the speech is truly great. Text from The Wall Street Journal. “We have come here to … Continue reading

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Lessig Speaks About Meaningful Reform

So good. So spot on. [blip.tv ?posts_id=3964693&dest=-1]

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Tea Party Interviews

New Left Media has done some interesting work about Tea Party rallies.

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Feds push for tracking cell phones

Combine warrantless cell phone tracking with the increasing interest in “bystander accomplice laws”  and we can see some very unpleasant consequences for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, regardless whether you actually committed or witnessed anything… … Continue reading

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