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The event has reminded us that we have a version of public service broadcasting which is intimately related to open democracy (even if  it doesn't always do it very well ). Tags: Citizenship and democracy Cohesion and diversity

Living in interesting times

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A brand new UK Independence Party councillor, Eric Kitson, has made racist ‘jokes’ and shared ‘a cartoon of Muslim people being burnt at the stake with copies of the Koran fuelling the flames’, on his Facebook page.   Citizenship and democracy Social exclusion

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 Links for the Week -- Saturday/Sunday November 1-2, 2008 New Yorker cartoon by Mick Stevens This Is the Part Where Youre Supposed to Save Me: In Life is a Verb , Patti Digh relates the story of her surprising conversation with her airplane seatmate, named Yaron.She was asked to read this story during a book tour visit to MadisonWI, and broke into tears partway through, asking her host, improv guruJodi Cohen, to "save her". Global Democracy.

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March 31, 2008 Attention is Power Cartoon by Frank Cotham in The New Yorker. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Buy his artwork here. I n a recent conversation Jon Husband commented that, in the face of information overload, knowledge is no longer power.

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Cartoon by Michael Leunig (thanks to Mia for the link) A week ago I wrote an article linking business risk, business sustainability and business resilience,arguing that the best way to get companies to pay attention to theirsocial and environmental actions is to frame the challenge as abusiness risk and business sustainability issue, rather than somethingbusiness should do just out of a sense of responsibility. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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Cartoon by Michael Leunig (thanks to Mia for the link) A week ago I wrote an article linking business risk, business sustainability and business resilience,arguing that the best way to get companies to pay attention to theirsocial and environmental actions is to frame the challenge as abusiness risk and business sustainability issue, rather than somethingbusiness should do just out of a sense of responsibility. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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August 26, 2007 Sunday Open Thread - August 26, 2007 Cartoon (via StrangeMaps ) from Rhymes With Orange What Im thinking about, and planning on writing (and podcasting) about soon: The Paradoxes of Growth and the Causes of Corporate Pathology: Thereis a series of paradoxes and constraints that leads corporations to actin ways that are pathological and unsustainable. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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November 10, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week -- November 10, 2007 Cartoon by Alex Gregory from The New Yorker. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Buy his stuff here.

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May 11, 2007 Great Advice in Seven Words or Less WaPo cartoon by the brilliant Tom Toles W henIve asked for advice, Im most likely to understand it, follow it, andremember it when its short and to the point (unless its reallyasinine, like "relax"). Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

October 24, 2007 Shhh Cartoon from the New Yorker by William Haefeli. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Buy his artwork here. I spent the past weekend at my in-laws in Vancouver, celebrating aspecial birthday. Theyre wonderful people, and I really enjoy theircompany.

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October 21, 2007 Sunday Open Thread -- October 21, 2007 cartoon by Patrick Chappatte What Im Thinking of Writing (and Podcasting) About Soon: Coping With the Strategy Paradox: I met recently with Michael Raynor, who wrote The Strategy Paradox.Hes now looking at what else we can do to deal with this paradox, andhe poked some holes in my argument that what we need is resilience, notplanning. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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October 20, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week -- October 20, 2007 Cartoon by Chris Britt Canadian consumer debt load becoming unsustainable: A recent survey of Canadians suggests: Forall except the richest, net worth is stagnant or dropping, while totalassets and total debts are rising. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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August 8, 2007 Waiting to Free the Crowd Dan ONeill cartoon from the Jefferson Airplane CD Volunteers W eall want to believe everything is going to be OK. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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July 23, 2007 Too Much Outrage, and Not Nearly Enough My favourite cartoon from the ever-provocative Ted Rall I ve been trying to figure out why some people love MichaelMoores new movie Sicko, and others hate it. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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How to Save the World

July 23, 2007 Too Much Outrage, and Not Nearly Enough My favourite cartoon from the ever-provocative Ted Rall I ve been trying to figure out why some people love MichaelMoores new movie Sicko, and others hate it. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

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Unlike the progressives who see a democracy perverted by moneyed interests, [philosopher Dale] Jamieson suggests that America’s inaction on climate change is the result of democracy. cartoon by Michael Leunig. cartoon on the TPP by Keith Tucker.

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The Not-So-Incredible Adventures of Equani-Mouse

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cartoon by Felicia Bond on wikimedia, CC-SA 3.0. Are you going to kill the Evil Drumpf and restore peace and democracy to the land?”, Together we can help you defeat the Evil Drumpf and restore peace, democracy and progress to this great land!”

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

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Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. Elections Don’t Make Democracy: Our world is holding more elections but is simultaneously becoming less democratic. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

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cartoon by Emily Flake in the New Yorker. cartoon by Mick Stevens in the New Yorker. cartoon by Tom Chitty in the New Yorker. cartoon by Will McPhail from the New Yorker. Ironic search result from the non-duality.one website.

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Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

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New Yorker cartoon by Jacob Samuel. The Free Speech Crisis: Why self-censorship is more dangerous to democracy and freedoms than imposed censorship. It has nothing to do with democracy or civil rights. US No Longer a Democracy: Princeton confirms it.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

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Cartoon by the awesome Michael Leunig. This is why I find that the government’s intention to spend £50m to dress the slaughter of close to a million British soldiers in the 1914-18 conflict as a fight for freedom and democracy profane.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

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cartoon by David Sipress in The New Yorker. cartoon by Will McPhail in The New Yorker. cartoon by Mick Stevens in The New Yorker. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Reality Isn’t What We Think It Is

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cartoon by the late, incomparable Charles Barsotti. This is a repetition of the opening paragraphs of December’s Links of the Quarter. Several people have suggested that it’s substantial enough and important enough to merit its own post, so it doesn’t get lost.

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Links of the Month: July 15, 2013

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the ‘growth is good and necessary’ script; the ‘we live in an honest and functioning democracy’ script) because of overwhelming evidence of their falsehood, they unravel, leaving society in a paralyzed, anxious state and in search of a new script and narrative to believe in.

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Links of the Quarter: December 26, 2015

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cartoon by Bruce Beattie in the Daytona Beach News-Journal (thanks to Eric Lilius for the link). Polls Are Frequently Wrong, and Usually Dangerous: The incomparable Jill Lepore explains why opinion polls are bad for democracy. cartoon by Mick Stevens from the New Yorker.

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An Economy That Works for Us

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If our democracy was working as it should, presumably our elected representatives, agency heads, and courts would be making the rules roughly according to what most of us want the rules to be. cartoon by hugh mcleod at gapingvoid. illustration from my book Finding the Sweet Spot.

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More on Plan C: A Clear, Actionable Platform for Those Who Care About Earth’s Future

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Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag. And while we’re at it, forgive struggling nations’ debts: These nations will only be able to achieve self-sufficiency and democracy if we give them back the land and resources we’ve stolen from them, and let them make a fresh start.

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Links of the Week: April 11, 2009

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Getting Discouraged With Obama: Not me: I knew that what we'd get from American-style democracy would be, at best, a modest retreat from the arrogant imperialism and loathing for the environment and diversity of the Bush era. cartoon by Pat Bagley , from Cagle comics.

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Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

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cartoon by David Sipress from the New Yorker. The term “democracy” is now conflated with “freedom” and Orwellian use of language is openly employed to suppress public opposition, dissent and outrage.

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Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

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cartoon by jim benton. ” From Dmitry Orlov : In case you missed it, the US is not a democracy. (I suppose I should start calling this “Links of the Quarter” since that’s about how often I’ve been posting it.).

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GettingDiscouraged With Obama: Notme: I knew that what wed get fromAmerican-style democracy would be, at best, a modest retreat from thearrogant imperialism and loathing for the environment and diversity ofthe Bush era.

The Metamovement’s Message: “We’re Not Buying It Any More”

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At some point reasonably soon our cartoon coyote civilization is going to look down and realize the cliff edge was back there.

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Links of the Month: September 25, 2011

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Excerpts: Orlov: Democracy is really for people who are capable of self-governance. cartoon by RJ Matson in Roll Call. (A A lot of reading, this month, and not a lot to show for it.

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Links and Tweets of the Week: October 31, 2009 (Scary Hallowe'en Edition)

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Animated Credit Reform: A great new cartoon from Mark Fiore spoofs the new fees that credit card companies are rushing in. Be nice to America, or we'll bring democracy to your country. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: October 31, 2009 (Scary Hallowe'en Edition).

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The illustration at right is from Peter Steiner in The New Yorker, artwork and other items for sale in the Cartoon Bank. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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You think youre actually connecting with people through thoseavatars, little cartoon characters, with your soppy romanticlines and your ridiculous notion to practice Intentional Community in a place that doesnt exist. Because they flatteryou with their attention, with their cute little cartoon faces andperfect skin and flawless figures and scanty clothes? Global Democracy · The Political Process.

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Links (and Top Tweets) of the Week(s) -- July 18, 2009

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POLITICS AND ECONOMICS: Into the Inferno: India Tries to Copy US 'Democracy': Arundhati Roy chronicles the ruinous cost of India's foolish attempt to create a capitalist democracy as extravagant and wasteful as that of its new idol, America. Business card cartoon by the inimitable Hugh McLeod. BLOG Links of the Week -- July 5, 2009. This is a collection of links and tweets since the start of the month (I've been away), so it's much longer than usual.

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New Yorker cartoon by Robert Weber. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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Enterprise 2.0 = Emergence Software | innovation Creators

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In a democracy, those agents are voters. innovation Creators Successful innovation is not about the ideas or inventions; it’s about the people. About Videos Whitepapers Enterprise 2.0 = Emergence Software October 10th, 2006 There is something very interesting happening in the field of enterprise technology. I called part of it Web Office. Ismael Ghalimi called it Office 2.0. Ross Mayfield calls it Social Software in the Enterprise. Dion Hichtcliff calls it Enterprise Web 2.0.