The Disaffected Lib: Democracy Has Been Hacked

In some circles the preferred term is “captured” but Al Gore chooses to argue that American democracy has been hacked by corporatism.   Regardless of terminology, he’s right.   And it’s a problem that’s not limited to the U.S. either. Offering a blunt assessment of the extent to which private companies influence decision-making in the US, he ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: To Be Fair

What’s “fair” in politics. Is is necessary to do everything you’ll say you do, and nothing of what you say you won’t and don’t like? A clear cut answer would be, “Yes.” Politics is not clear cut, unfortunately, because it is the process of determining power, and who holds it legitimately. Along anyone’s life, there ...