Where Am I?

Hi all - just a quick update to let everyone know that, contrary to appearances, I am alive, and very much active. In fact, I'm currently publishing several posts a week for Whale Oil blog. Most of those are much shorter pieces than I'm used to posting here, but I'll start re-posting a few, very …

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The Citizen’s Guide to the Media Pt. 1

The Citizen's Guide to the Media is a series I'll be writing, with the aim of empowering readers to build up their personal bullshit-detecting toolkit, so as to sniff out the fake news, the click-bait and the propaganda from the real news. This first installment is a brief overview of where we're at, in contemporary media. Do read on ...

Your Vote: Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe

One of the most important features of modern democracy, and at the same time, one most taken for granted, is the secret ballot. Yet, it is a relatively modern invention. People using social media to proudly display their completed same-sex marriage form might seem like typical social media nonsense, but in reality, it heralds a far more sinister trend ...Do read on ...