articles tagged: government
why the itu just can’t hijack the internet
# tech

why the itu just can’t hijack the internet

Bureaucrats keep thinking about how to tame the internet, but the internet's very nature makes it trivial to resist their efforts.

waiting for the corporate messiahs to save us
# politics

waiting for the corporate messiahs to save us

Betting on tax cuts to boost the economy in the age of automation and outsourcing doesn't make sense. Yet the GOP holds on to voodoo economics with religious zeal.

paranoia, paranoia, the evil globalists are coming to get me…
# oddities

paranoia, paranoia, the evil globalists are coming to get me…

Hyperventilating conspiracy theories used to be fringe phenomena on the internet look on as curiosities. Now, they're being incorporated into the GOP platform.

he is the man who arranges the economy?
# tech

he is the man who arranges the economy?

Command economies haven't worked with people. Now, some groups want to try it with machines.

why facts just can’t kill a conspiracy theory
# oddities

why facts just can’t kill a conspiracy theory

A conspiracy theory can't be debunked with something as irrelevant as facts or reality. To its followers, it has to be true, no matter what.

so where exactly do your taxes go anyway?
# politics

so where exactly do your taxes go anyway?

Every tax season shows that not only are people ignorant about how their tax money is spent, they don't want to listen to the breakdowns. And that has serious implications for science and education.

when we’re not allowed to fix our problems
# politics

when we’re not allowed to fix our problems

We know what ails us and how to solve it. We just seem unable and unwilling to take the next step and implement those fixes.

when alt med acts a lot like big pharma
# health

when alt med acts a lot like big pharma

The two rules of alt med business. One, there's no regulation strict enough for Big Pharma. Two, any regulation, no matter how token, is too onerous for snake oil manufacturers.

cybersecurity done horribly wrong, revisited
# tech

cybersecurity done horribly wrong, revisited

The internet kill switch bill is back and its author and sponsors have learned absolutely nothing about how the technology works.

the onion explains how science is funded
# science

the onion explains how science is funded

Nothing is more important to a modern nation's prosperity than science and engineering, and nothing is more neglected by today's politicians.

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