Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

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Dec 12

Paul Fernhout: Democratic Debate & Decision-Making

Paul Fernhout

Michael Sandal’s book, as reviewed here at Phi Beta Iota (see Review: Public Philosophy–Essays on Morality in Politics) prompted my putting forward some related links and thoughts. I highly recommend Michael Sandal’s TED presentation The Lost Art of Democratic Debate

“Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says — but we’re shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice.”

Here is a related P2P Discussions on the Future of the Economy.

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Jul 26

TED: Deliberate Food Poisoning in America

John Steiner

In 1990 new proteins were engineered into the American food supply.  Other countries don’t allow it.  Walmart, Kraft and Pepsi actually formulate different food for export.  America has highest cancer rates in the world.

Robyn O’Brien gives us information and patterns she has assembled and synthesized about how our food “industry” makes us sick (allergies, cancer, etc., etc.), raises our health care costs, weakens our global competitiveness, etc. and what we can do about it.

Robyn O’Bryan at TED (2nd Time: Patriotism on a Plate)

Phi Beta Iota: Industry–which operates on public incorporation commissions–lacks integrity because the government lacks integrity, as does the media in a corporate state.    We have had a failure of integrity across the entire US system of systems (see Paradigms of Failure).

See Also:

Robyn O’Brien’s Tedx Talk: Food’s Erin Brockovich — Allergy Kids/health care costs/global competitiveness

Review (Guest): The Unhealthy Truth–How Our Food Is Making Us Sick – And What We Can Do About It

Food Industry’s Erin Brockovich–Unhealthy Truth

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Jun 11

TED: John Perry Barlow on Collective Consciousness

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TEDxMarin – John Perry Barlow – The Right to Know

16:56

Phi Beta Iota: This is classic Barlow, totally new fresh look, a moving and deeply engaging personal monologue on where we are, where we are going.

“Thought is not a noun to be owned, it is a verb, an action.”

“Copyright is the wrong model for monetizing thinking.”

See Also:

Electronic Frontier Foundation

1992 Barlow (US) Information Wants to Be Free

Review: The Virtual Community–Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier

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Jun 1