This month, I started sharing lots of OLD (5 or more years old) web pages. Yesterday, I discovered why.
I found a paper about concentration of certain human activities in large cities that… maybe does not give enough coverage to some among the most important of those activities.
Quick: what is the FIRST thing that should be open to democratic control, and used for the common good?
Two articles about a great issue of our time just made me a bit sad.
In my humble opinion, THE one thing you should know about the Cambridge Analytica scandal is that…
Whenever the results of a vote would not have substantial impacts on the people who did not, or could not vote, eligible voters are welcome to use whatever suits their fancy: e-voting, tossing dices, goat entrails… We won’t notice, so no problem. In all cases of really important voting instead, that is (at least) all political or administrative elections: here is why online/e-voting is something that you should just avoid, period.
(this is a guest post by Emanuel Pastreich, director of The Asia Institute, and Professor at Kyung Hee University. The post, originally published at Truthout, in April 2014, is now reposted here on invitation of the author, to whom I am grateful. My own proposal for a better alternative to Facebook and similar services is here)