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Thomas Paine: IT Legend of the 70s (1770s, that is)

by Carl W. Hunt

In the 21st Century, we “moderns” tend to view technology, and most specifically information technology, as both the harbinger and the facilitator of a revolution in life. 1,519 more words

Connected Age

Evergreene Digest: This Revolutionary Moment

  • As we’ve covered in previous newsletters, there are now academic studies that demonstrate the lack of democracy in the US and that the government functions as a plutocracy that represents the needs and wishes of the wealthy elite.
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Consumer or Creator?

A great many cons have been played on the unsuspecting majority of the world throughout human history. Great cons have had the means and the opportunity to exist because an exchange takes place. 473 more words

Politische Philosophie ist begehbar

Letzte Woche habe ich es versprochen, gestern ist die Veröffentlichung gescheitert, heute klappt es: politische Philosophie wird “begehbar”. Klingt etwas komisch, aber ihr wisst ja, was das bedeutet. 452 more words

Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen

Interview: Alex Gourevitch on Thomas Paine

Alex Gourevitch is an assistant professor of political science at Brown University. At this summer’s SHEAR conference in Philadelphia, he presented (without reading! It’s still a novelty to us historians!) a paper called “Paine and Property: Radicalism and Anti-Radicalism in Property-Owning Democracy.” In today’s interview, he returns to those themes for… 1,080 more words


Reasoning With Weeds

You can’t reason with weeds.  Although they are knowledgeable about their environment and, they do seem to understand why they exist, and how to accomplish their goals, they are not capable of reasoning, because, unlike you or me, they can’t change their minds.  614 more words

Kettle Moraine State Forest