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Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > GlobalDemocracySecurity > GlobalGov > Affiliate Scholar > John G. Messerly
John G. Messerly
Comey’s Firing: Do We Live in a Kleptocracy? by John G. Messerly

Every time I sit down to write about something I want to write about—like how to find meaning in a secular age, or ponder the imminent birth of my new granddaughter—I find my reverie interrupted by the political turmoil surrounding me.

Rights > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Tax “reform” or not? by David Brin

In Edinburgh I just posed for pictures next to one statue of Hume and then in front of Adam Smith, the founder of liberal economics.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The case for blockchains as international aid by Marcelo Rinesi

Blockchains aren’t primarily financial tools. They are a political technology, and their natural field of application is the developing world.

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
India Rising! And our decline… by David Brin

We’ll go all “good news, bad news” on you, today, contrasting one of the globe’s astonishing bright spots with the decline of the erstwhile Leader of the West/

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Declining Trust in - Rising Fear of - our expert castes by David Brin

Having recently participated in the worldwide March for Science, I can only repeat my assertion that the “War on Science” is about a lot more than nerds and EPA grants.  You cannot name a fact-centered profession—from teaching and medicine, to accounting and economics, to the U.S. military officer corps—that’s not under direct assault

Rights > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Those were the days… When was America ‘great’? And who has Steve Bannon reincarnated? by David Brin

Have you heard of “Godwin’s Law?” It asserts that: “If an online discussion (regardless of topic) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will invoke Hitler.” In practice, it is used to shame or chastise those who make any sort of comparison to the fascist hellscape of the mid-20th Century.*  To be sure, an overused, hyperbolic cliché can be tiresome.**

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Dark Times in American Politics by David Brin

Oy!  Now the news suggests he is being eased out, to make way for Jared.  I had better talk about Steve Bannon while I can. Unless… he’s still the Dark Lord and I had better say it, while there’s still free speech… and electricity.

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Shifting views on immigration by David Brin

In 1939, the infamous ship St. Louis limped around the Atlantic and Caribbean with over 900 German Jews on board. Arm-twisted by the Nazis, but also shamefully, the United States and Cuba both refused sanctuary to the refugees. Eventually the ship returned to Germany and most of the passengers on board were eventually killed during the Holocaust.

Rights > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
In defense of the administrative state by Rick Searle

A few weeks back Steve Bannon, Trump’s Rasputin-like chief strategists, while in a panel discussion at CPAC laid out the agenda for the new administration. According to Bannon that agenda consisted of three parts re- establishing national security and sovereignty, economic nationalism, and what he called “the deconstruction of the administrative state.” It was the latter which Bannon’s comments suggested was behind Trump’s otherwise Bizzaro cabinet appointments where, for instance, a raging opponent of environmental protections- Sc...

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > Economic > Political Empowerment & Participation > Fellows > David Brin
David Brin
Inconvenient facts: The future of news.. and “otherness” has been stolen! by David Brin

I recently spoke (via Beam robot) at a conference on “The Future of News Media” hosted by the Institute For The Future (IFTF), in San Francisco. An erudite gathering of concerned men and women from around the world discussed problems of Fake News, declining advertising revenues, state interference, self-censorship, and the web’s tendency to corral individuals into self-isolated pocket universes that reinforce their prejudices. In the short time allocated to me as kickoff speaker, I tried to give (ahem) ‘unusual perspectives’ on eac...