My colleague Jiro Minier is featured in the Dahrendorf Foresight Project on European Security with a scenario that is both dystopian and scarily prescient. I read it as a call for more European collaboration and investment.
Piketty is back with a new book but his policy proposals are already there and should be implemented immediately and in full. The only reason we will have to fight for them to pass is because our governments do not work for the people.
I don’t really know why we have this debate, but the following is a thorough and definitive argument against technocracy by Glen Weyl: “Technocracy divorced from the need for public communication and accountability is thus a dangerous ideology that distracts technical experts from the valuable role they can play by tempting them to assume undue, independent power and influence.”
De PvdA is om en wil weer een basisbeurs voor studenten. De partij maakt een draai van 180 graden en trekt de handen af van het leenstelsel, dat het zelf nota bene heeft ingevoerd.
Het is ongelofelijk hoe nutteloos de PvdA is en blijft.
A thorough and humane treatment of alt-right memetic history and 8chan with its associated chans.
This lament on SF does not sound that far off from where Berlin is. The city is a lot bigger and less boring, but without measures, it could go the same way when it comes to property prices and hollowing out of public services.
Berlin is instituting a rent cap which honestly is the only way the city will remain liveable for the majority of its inhabitants.
I also love this proposed government based on sortition and ostracism. It seems like it could be a lot better than what we have right now.
With some minor adjustments, this entire piece about the systematic advantaging of the automobile is applicable to Germany as well.
Parents driving their kids to school endanger kids who walk to school which gives parents a justification not to let their kids walk to school and thus drive them.
Europe will need its own cloud, but talking will not make it so.