More articles tagged 'politics'

The myths around Europes high taxes

According to the Christian Science Monitor, a flat-tax movement stirs Europe.

The article makes much of the idea of how high taxes are in Europe. However, while the tax levels are in many cases higher than in the US the gap is generally smaller than people believe it to ...

Don't want people to link to you? Then don't make your page publicly available

Lawrence Lessig pointed out on his blog the other day about how the syndicators of a Bill O`Reilly column complaining about "unauthorized linking".

So following Lessig's invitation, here is the offending link.

A suggestion to the syndicators: If you don't want people to post "unauthorized" links, either ...

UK: No sunset clause on control orders

Tony Blair has just won a key vote in the House of Commons rejecting a sunset clause for the terrorism bill that would have seen it expire in November.

What does his insistence on not accepting a sunset clause tell us? That he thinks there's a significant chance he'd be unable ...

Dan Gillmor: Terrorism and the Internet

Head over to Dan Gillmor's blog for info on his participation at the International Summit on Democracy, Security and Terrorism in Madrid.

Related to the same conference, Joi Ito points out that the organizers have restricted press access to the summit. Note: See update below

I hope more ...

Brave New World

Blair defiant on terror measures despite massive opposition in the House of Lords.

It is beyond me how Blair can stomach to introduce what in effect is a return to the days when the government could lock someone up without evidence.

The very fact that these "control orders" are ...

2005-03-07 Council sends a mockery of a CP to the EP

For more on the EU Councils approval of the software patent directive, se this article: Council sends a mockery of a CP to the EP

One interesting tidbit from the article: 'Danish minister of economic affairs Bendt Bendtsen explained that ...

EU Council Presidency violates Council rules to force through software patents

According to this article the EU Council Presidency decided to force software patents through the Council against objections from at least Portugal, Denmark, Poland and Cyprus despite the fact that discussion of a point as a B-item according to the EU ...