Restricting Drones Before Use of the Technology for Total Surveillance Becomes Normal

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 11:50 am

The movement to restrict drone use by law enforcement, colleges, universities, government agencies, businesses and private individuals is having an impact because those behind it are concerned about what the world will be like in the future and not what it is like now. Those raising concerns about drones are focused on what a future world where drones engage in wholesale surveillance and dominate United States airspace could be like. They recognize the time to have lawmakers take action is now, not later when the drone industry has fully grown and become a fixture in American industry and a special interest that holds political leaders captive.


The Bad Faith of the Elites

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 12:14 pm

The New York Times allowed Matthew Bishop to write its review of Paul Krugman’s new book, End This Depression Now! Mr. Bishop is The US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of the Economist, a very serious paper. Mr. Bishop himself is a Very Serious Person, although he doesn’t seem to understand the point of that term, and he takes umbrage

The Mythification of the Looting Elite

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 9:02 am

As more and more people talk about how inequality threatens our economic system and just in time for Davos, the January 22-28 edition of The Economist had a special report on “The Global Elite.” While the edition has been out there for a while, I was struck by the degree to which it seems to be an attempt to mythify the looting going on so as to claim it serves some kind of useful societal function.

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