Bounty of bookmarks

Law, politics and society

"To have [the law] revised, I accept, on the condition that nothing changes; or to keep it the same, I accept, but for minor changes here and there, namely in the essential points." — I.L. Caragiale, A Lost Letter

Media sources:


First, an Intro to politics (24 September 2022).

Then, some thoughts on policing...

...And related to that:


Intellectual property / freedom of speech

What the New York Times doesn't get about free speech and "cancel culture" (18 March 2022) In a editorial, the board equates book-banning with "social silencing" people for bigoted opinions

And a really old link: Why Copyright & Patent Laws Go Against How We Create (12 August 2012)


The oldest government in history America’s gerontocracy is disconnecting Congress from the rest of the country, an Insider data analysis reveals.

Only Fools Replay Doomsday (21 January 2022) William Astore says the rise of a new Cold War must revive the push for nuclear disarmament.

A New American Manifesto (24 September 2020)
a translation of America's original Declaration of Independence into modern English.
We Don’t Know How to Warn You Any Harder: America is Dying (30 August 2020)
We Survivors of Authoritarianism Have a Message America Needs to Hear: This is Exactly How it Happens, and It’s Happening Here.

Twilight of the Technocrats? (23 February 2017) Technocratic liberalism prides itself on having no ideology to speak of — which is itself the most dogmatic ideology of them all.


Don't Try To Break Us–we'll Explode (8 August 2017) The 2017 G20 and the Battle of Hamburg: A Full Account and Analysis

Refugee crisis

United Kingdom

EU launches its own shock and awe campaign early (10 July 2020) For some weeks the British government has been planning a “shock and awe” campaign to warn British businesses that they have less than six months to prepare for Brexit; but the EU has beaten them to it.


And a very old link:


The City Corner

"We have laws to ensure sufficient parking, but no laws to ensure sufficient parks."

Publications to read:



And an older one: How to Restore Walking as a Way of Life (14 October 2014)


People On This Group Are Sharing Examples Of ‘Urban Hell’ That Look Like A Dystopian Movie But Are Sadly Real (40 Pics) (24 June 2021) I have comments on so many of those photos.


And a handful of too-old links: