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Category Archives: occupy wall street
Politics, Batman and the use of abstract language.
In politics, we often use abstract language as an intentional strategy to exclude our opponents and include our supporters. In this manner, language hides as much as it reveals. The more abstract the language, the more we can read into … Continue reading
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Why we need governments in cyberspace: a response to the Strongest Tribe article
In the article, you set out a serious of arguments, implicit and explicit, about the need, or lack thereof, for governments in cyberspace. In particular, you argue that the United States is the strongest tribe. There are some concerns with … Continue reading
Posted in Government, military, occupy wall street, republicanism, statesmanship, war Tagged Barack Obama, Cyberspace, France, human-rights, Paris, Paris Commune, Politics, Rule of law, Rupert Murdoch, Syria, United States Comments Off on Why we need governments in cyberspace: a response to the Strongest Tribe article
An extreme political camping trip or renegotiating the social contract: thoughts on Occupy Wall Street
My thoughts on the Occupy Movement is that it is dangerously close to being like an extreme sport like snowboarding in being an extreme political camping trip and not an intellectually coherent attempt to renegotiate the social contract. From the … Continue reading
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Economic indicators: Occupy Wall Street in context.
In considering the Occupy Wall Street movement and the economic arguments around it, I have been struck by the lack of historical analysis. The arguments never seem to put the current economic crisis into a wider context either to understand … Continue reading
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