Equal Opportunities

  • Casual browsing (more on this below) just brought me to the website of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSN). As many other organizations of all kinds, in the USA and elsewhere, they are, as clearly stated in their official Application for Employment: an equal opportunity employer. All applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability or marital status.
  • I’ve already written some of the things I heard and discussed at the 2013 Economics and Commons Conference in Berlin, from weak arguments against copyright to a few practical questions and suggestions to all commoners. This third post is about one crucial problem mentioned in Berlin: “getting people out there to know the very concept of Commons”. Here is a rearranged synthesis (1), which you’re welcome to reformat (2), of answers and comments to this question from the notes I took during the Conference:
  • Massimo Melica is a lawyer in Milan specialized in ICT law. Today Massimo posted on Facebook, as he does periodically, a great piece he wrote against online violence on women (Italian only, sorry). The reactions on Facebook, still coming while I write, seem so far to discuss almost exclusively (I only refer to the number of related comments) if, how much, when and how the concept that “whoever got in troubles for placing online his or her private pictures deserves it”.