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The dichotomy of Freedom (#NaBloPoMo Day 6)

The polar extremes of self and public/broad interest are especially distinct when applied to freedom Yesterday, amongst other things, I talked about how values can be paired as polar opposites on a continuum with a self interest basis on the

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Economics, Human Rights

#NaBloPoMo Day V (for Vendetta): The structure of a paradox

Have never dug into the origins of the rising use of the Guy Fawkes masks as a symbol of the modern anti-establishment movement, but they are likely to have been inspired by Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s brilliant graphic novel

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Politics, Terrorism

Viewing public interest as an inspiration (#NaBloPoMo Day 4)

Public interest should aspire beyond mediating conflicts between individual interests After yesterday’s impromptu post and getting ahead of myself for tomorrow’s which is significant for radicalists and historians (presume @towncrier96, fellow NaBloPoMo participant, knows all about that), fallen behind today’s

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

Why a dialogue on Public Interest is needed (#NaBloPoMo Day 2)

In my opinion, public interest is the most important idea that needs to be addressed in free and democratic societies today.  I had written a recent post on this subject and was in the process of writing a follow up

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Economics, Politics

Reintroducing the 4DFramework blog (NaBloPoMo Day 1)

We are far more than zero-dimensional people, so why do we think that way?   Greetings, and thank you for checking out my NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) project.  As a rookie still participating on my first Blogging 201 course,

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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

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

Why Serena Vermeersch’s murder demands a deeper public interest dialogue

I am not a legal expert, but I believe that the issues provoked by the Serena Vermeersch murder demonstrates a need for a deeper discussion beyond tough-on-crime talk or reforming criminals The questions surrounding the release and freedom of the

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Posted in Canada, Justice, Public Policy

Independence referendums, individualism, and Bloom County

As Scotland determines its future on its referendum today, I recall, as a child, watching the Adventures of Robin Hood, how Errol Flynn in the title character talked about the fight between the Normans and Saxons that was threatening to

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada