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Political freedom. Views[edit] Various groups along the political spectrum naturally differ on what they believe constitutes "true" political freedom. Left wing political philosophy generally couples the notion of freedom with that of positive liberty, or the enabling of a group or individual to determine their own life or realize their own potential. Freedom, in this sense, may include freedom from poverty, starvation, treatable disease, and oppression, as well as freedom from force and coercion, from whomever they may issue. Friedrich Hayek, a well-known classical liberal, criticized this as a misconception of freedom: [T]he use of "liberty" to describe the physical "ability to do what I want", the power to satisfy our wishes, or the extent of the choice of alternatives open to us ... has been deliberately fostered as part of the socialist argument ... the notion of collective power over circumstances has been substituted for that of individual liberty.[9] History[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Freedom of Thought/Conscience

Academic freedom ? Freedom of Reading. Freedom of Assembly. Freedom of Avatar -role playing- privacy. Making the University a Police State. This weekend The Chronicle of Higher Education published an opinion piece by Michael Morris arguing that in the name of campus security campuses should start data mining all student internet traffic. Or as the not so subtle, fear mongering, almost fit for Fox News title says, “Mining Student Data Could Save Lives.” Morris’s article to put the matter bluntly is a phenomenally bad idea. Indeed his argument so ill conceived that it is difficult to know where to begin in exposing the problems. I even question The Chronicle’s choice to publish this piece. Yes, opinions are helpful for generating discussion, but a certain amount of competency should have to be cleared before The Chronicle is willing to co-sign your piece, even if done under the commentary section.

Let’s start by being clear on what Morris is calling for. Technologically Morris doesn’t know what he is talking about and ethically he equates himself with some of the world’s most oppressive governments. Mining Student Data Could Save Lives - Commentary. By Michael Morris He hadn't taken his medication in weeks—didn't need it. His clarity and focus over the past couple of months were sharper than they had ever been. As he stood in the hallway preparing to enter the campus library through a side door, his sweating hands firmly clutched the grips of the twin Glock 22 pistols he had ordered online. If only there had been a way to look into a crystal ball and see that this horrific confrontation was about to occur, it could have been prevented. Unfortunately, these teams are only able to assess students whose issues have already led to problematic behaviors noticed by people on campus.

Many campuses across the country and most in California provide each student with an e-mail address, personal access to the university's network, free use of campus computers, and wired and wireless Internet access for their Web-connected devices. Interestingly, the technology exists to allow university officials to take such actions. Southern fires campus police chief. Posted: Apr 24, 2010 8:35 PM by Rob Krieger Updated: Apr 25, 2010 12:06 PM Source: WBRZ Southern University spent the past week without its Chief of Police after he was forced out on Wednesday. Former Chief Michael Morris says he was fired without warning. "They told me, 'Chief, Southern's Police department, we want to take it in a different direction and that direction doesn't include you,'" said Morris. He thinks he was fired because of a series of break-ins at the new field house, but he claims he warned the University the building was a burglar's dream. "At the outset, I told them, put in an alarm, put in motion sensors, put in video surveillance," said Morris.

Morris said during his four year tenure as Chief, crime dropped while he lowered costs. Southern University responded to News 2's request for a comment saying, "We won't comment on personnel matters. "

Freedom of Suffering

Freedom of Sexual Relations. Freedom of Religion. Economic freedom. Economic freedom or economic liberty or right to economic liberty is the ability of members of a society to undertake economic direction and actions. This is a term used in economic and policy debates as well as a politicoeconomic philosophy.[1][2] One approach to economic freedom comes from classical liberal and libertarian traditions emphasizing free markets, free trade and private property under free enterprise. Another approach to economic freedom extends the welfare economics study of individual choice, with greater economic freedom coming from a "larger" (in some technical sense) set of possible choices.[3] Other conceptions of economic freedom include freedom from want[1][4] and the freedom to engage in collective bargaining.[5] The free market viewpoint defines economic liberty as the freedom to produce, trade and consume any goods and services acquired without the use of force, fraud or theft.

Classical liberal viewpoint[edit] Institutions of economic freedom[edit] Franklin D. The Art of Economic Complexity.

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Container. How the Magna Carta became a Minor Carta, part 1 | Noam Chomsky. Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear. That should be a matter of serious immediate concern. What we do right now, or fail to do, will determine what kind of world will greet that event.

It is not an attractive prospect if present tendencies persist – not least, because the Great Charter is being shredded before our eyes. The first scholarly edition of Magna Carta was published by the eminent jurist William Blackstone. It was not an easy task. Blackstone's edition actually includes two charters. After a bitter conflict between King and Parliament, the power of royalty in the person of Charles II was restored. As often is the case, apparent defeat nevertheless carried the struggle for freedom and rights forward. The Second Charter and the Commons The Charter of the Forest imposed limits to privatisation. De elite zit niet te wachten op democratie ? Nieuwsblog Illustratie Sebe Emmelot Vandaag in de papieren een ingekorte versie van de lezing die Noam Chomsky zondag hield in de Westerkerk in Amsterdam.

De 86-jarige taalkundige is een van de meest geciteerde denkers aller tijden – vlak na onder anderen Marx, Shakespeare, Plato en Freud. Hieronder de volledige tekst van zijn lezing, in het Engels. Contours of Global Order: Domination, Stability, Security in a Changing World: the rise of Xenophobia in the West “When we settled on the title for this talk, few could have guessed how apt it would prove to be when the time came – how dramatically the world would be changing, and how far-reaching are the implications for domestic and world order.

The democracy uprising in the Arab world has been a spectacular display of courage, dedication, and commitment by popular forces – coinciding, fortuitously, with a remarkable uprising of tens of thousands in support of working people and democracy in Madison Wisconsin and other US cities. Corporatocracy: Living in the UCA (United Corps. of America)


Hackgate, power elites and the limits of the “corruption” critique. Just days before the first revelations of hackgate started to emerge, I remarked to a left-wing friend of mine impatient at the failure of the causes we share to gain any wider traction, that it was nearly always “corruption” scandals involving elites rather than the power of reasoned critique which opened up a window for profound and lasting change. The observation stemmed from the insight of Robert Darnton, and other scholars of revolutionary France, that it was not so much the rational arguments of the Enlightenment philosophes, but the relentless attacks of the libellistes – the French gutter press - on the greed and depravity of Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette, which led to the French populace’s disillusionment with monarchy and ultimately the downfall of the ancien regime.

More recently, we saw in Egypt, how the malfeasance of Mubarak’s government, as exposed by Wikileaks and others, played such an important role in spurring on the protesters. We are at a pivotal moment. The New Road to Serfdom. NB--this is an archived version of the very first essay I wrote on the internets, in 2004 (i think :). i've republished it here in 2012 (dis)honor of SOPA.The New Economics of Music: File-Sharing and Double Moral Hazard Part 1: Why the Music Industry is (Really) Broken ‘The whole point of digital music is the risk-free grazing’ – Cory Doctorow Every major label 's setting up an iTunes these days.

They're all, in the immortal words of Johnny Cash, 'born to lose, and destined to fail'. I reached this conclusion because, as I was scoping BoingBoing one day, I read Cory's statement, and it struck me as exactly right. Fundamentally, I'm going to argue that consumers download music, as much to derive extra value from getting something for free, as they do because they want insurance against buying something they didn't want in the first place. Here are the basic economics of the music industry: The major record labels assume market risk in exchange for value. Part 2: Fixing the Business Model. Noreena Hertz - Why we must stay silent no longer | Politics | The Observer. In the hullaballoo following the American presidential election, with hanging and pregnant chads, and ballot forms that needed a PhD to decipher, it was easy to forget something that was in many ways even more alarming than confusion over who won.

More than 90 million Americans had not bothered to vote - that is, more than the combined population of England, Ireland and Scandinavia. Low turnout is not just a US phenomenon. In the UK, the landslide victory for Labour in the election of 1997 was achieved on a turnout of 69 per cent - the lowest since the war. During the European elections in 1999, less than half of the electorate voted, and less than a quarter came out in the UK. People have lost faith in politics, because they no longer know what governments are good for. Unregulated or under-regulated by governments, corporations set the terms of engagement themselves.

In view of the power these corporations wield their threats were taken seriously. De volgende onheilsprofeet. Dr. Noreena Hertz, docent aan de universiteit van Cambridge, is een mooie vrouw. Sinds ze schrijver en volgens velen «toonaangevend denker» werd, is dat een probleem. Spottend beschreven mannelijke recensenten het auteursportret op de binnenflap van haar boek The Silent Takeover. Dat is not done en in feite een omgekeerde vorm van seksisme. Ze zou haar uiterlijk gebruiken als wapen. Het boek, waarin ze stelt dat burgers zich afkeren van de politiek omdat ze voelen dat die haar macht heeft overgedragen aan het bedrijfs leven, werd daarop vaak zeer kritisch besproken. Noreena Hertz. Noreena Hertz Noreena Hertz (Londen, 24 september 1967) is een Brits econoom en activiste. Ze is hoogleraar en auteur van verschillende kritische boeken over globalisering. Levensloop[bewerken] In dat kader toog zij voor de Wereldbank naar Rusland waar zij mede de beurs op touw zette en de Russische regering van raad voorzag hoe de economie te privatiseren.

Hierna begaf zij zich op het terrein van de problematiek van het vredesproces in het Midden-Oosten. Tevens heeft ze een eigen televisieprogramma gehad genaamd Politics Isn't Working waarin ze onder andere sprak met politici. Op dit moment is ze hoogleraar in de Global Political Economy (politieke wereldeconomie) aan de Erasmus Universiteit te Rotterdam en Associate Director van het Centre for International Business and Management aan de Universiteit van Cambridge (Engeland). Globalisering[bewerken] In recente jaren zet Hertz zich vooral in voor schuldenverlichting voor ontwikkelingslanden. Bibliografie[bewerken] Externe links[bewerken] Falkvinge: European Democracies Get To Live Another Day Because Crazy Had Particular Skin Color, Invisible Friend.

European democracies are under assault, both from the outside and from within. Those on the outside of government would have us hate. Those on the inside would have us fear. Democracy is not primarily a concept where 51% of the people get to tell the other 49% what to do. In that shape, it is nothing more than three wolves and a lamb voting about what to have for dinner. Democracy has a tradition of rights for the individual that dates back to the Enlightenment and the separation between church and crown. It is not first and foremost about 51% of the people having their way with the other 49%; it is about a nation’s leaders being held responsible to its people.

This concept requires that the people have the ability to hold their leaders accountable for their actions. And exactly that ability is being eroded at an alarming rate. It used to be that society would observe a crime that had been committed, post facto, and started searching for a perpetrator. “Here! But that’s only rationally.

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