Monthly Archives: October 2014

Corporations, slavery, and androids

One of the things I always appreciated about fiction, like an early Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) episode, is how it can create extreme situations by which questions about our lives, from the mundane to profound, can be explored. 

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Posted in Canada, Human Rights, Politics

CBC’s meaning of citizenship question vital in the wake of Ottawa attack

CBC and its Massey Lecture series asked what citizenship meant to its audience this past week.  After the events in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Monday and Wednesday, it means we all need to stay together against these threats working to

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Posted in Canada, Politics, Terrorism

Still a rookie (but now back in university)

It’s been a little more than a month since I started this blog so time for a progress report of sorts.  First, thank you to all who I have followed my work thus far.  I appreciate your attention and feedback which

Posted in 4D Framework themes

Public Interest is a progressive idea, not a weapon against change

Public interest is not a well defined term.  It is a powerful one, though, as it invokes a justification that suggests it overrides one or many individual interests.  The good of the many outweighing the good of the few. Employing

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Economics, Politics, Public Policy

Western democracy facing mounting challenges

A pair of interesting reads says a lot about the state of Western democracy in the world today, especially in the face of challenges from the economic and political ascendancy of China, brash defiance by Russia, Syria and North Korea,

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Posted in BC, Canada, Politics