Tag-arkiv: politics

So. We are going to get upload filters and a link tax

This is not great. The European Parliament chose to view the internet as a place for big corporations, not individual expression. Reklamer

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If you agree with this

If you agree with Julia Reda on EU copyright reform, Danish MEP Jens Rohde will call you a communist, again. I don’t like being called a communist, as I consider it a horrendously dangerous and inhumane ideology. On the other … Læs resten

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Social mobility – we are not doing badly in Denmark

If we look at the part of social mobility that indicates how long it would take to move from the bottom 10% family income to the mean income, Denmark has the shortest time. 2 generations, while the OECD average is … Læs resten

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Free speech

Dave Winer: If you fight for free speech only for people who agree with you then you are not for free speech. The problem as I experience it is, that most of the people I am opposed to don’t actually … Læs resten

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John McCain

I have previously written that I had changed my mind on McCain. So, reading about his passing, I find this summary to be most accurate: In a just world, a man like John McCain would be recorded in history as … Læs resten

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Healthcare and Welfare

I like that we have access to a mostly competent and mostly free healthcare i Denmark. I don’t understand why regular and common visits to the dentist are not covered but I should probably look into that before criticizing the … Læs resten

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The political consumer

I’ve argued that political consumers do not exist; they seem to disappear once the right occasion appears. With Bill Maher’s not-exactly-politically-correct words, I also wish a little more political and a little less consumer: No matter what you do for … Læs resten

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If it makes a sound, did a tree fall in the forest?

I am not just being a smart-arse here, there’s a point: If someone interprets your actions and stated intents clearly in a specific way, are you then actually saying that, to that person? If you offer to take some kids … Læs resten

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Government

There should be four branches of government: Legislative, judicial, executive and symbolic. Because the problem in the United States is that the President keeps tilting towards King […] In absence of constitutional monarchy, a presidency with only symbolic power could … Læs resten

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Sin and virtue

The word sin means to miss the target. That means that there is a target.

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