Category Archives: Politics

Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script

Originally posted on The Dish:
by Freddie deBoer I’ve developed something of a reputation as a socially liberal critic of today’s social liberalism. I got an email from a Dish reader who asked me to flesh out where I’m coming…

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Apple Can Do Better for Chinese Workers

With surprisingly coincidental timing, Apple today released a statement about working conditions in the Chinese factories they employ that has nothing to do with the recent This American Life story, honest. They’ve announced that they will now produce a continually … Continue reading

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Amazing This American Life Story On Chinese Manufacturing Conditions

My preferred content to listen to at work is podcasts and as always, I start my week’s rotation off with the always fantastic This American Life from NPR. If you haven’t listened to this podcast, it’s a fantastic show where … Continue reading

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America’s Latest Stupidity: SOPA

Before I go any further, I think it’s important to state my position on the issue of piracy in as clear a manner as possible because I don’t fully take either polarised side in the debate. Firstly, make no mistake: … Continue reading

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Tobacco: Ban It or Shut Up

I don’t smoke and aside from trying and hating it a couple of times in high school, I never have and never will. I think it’s gross, smells awful and it’s bad for you. The thing is, the latter point … Continue reading

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