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  • Mar 19th, 2011 @ 3:29am

    personhood?

    We made the mistake of granting corporations personhood for legal purposes. Such that a legal fiction, has the same rights as a "natural" person. Property rights for example.

    Which makes little sense. A natural person can work for and appreciate property, corporation never can. A natural person will die, but short of real mis-management (maybe more common than I think), a corporation never dies.

    Let's work on reversing the mistake of extending personhood rather than compounding our error.

  • Sep 15th, 2010 @ 2:19am

    Exploiting the Poor

    Two things tend to get missed in the "digital divide" discussions:

    1) Read "digital divide" as "technology divide" and you can predict the winner of every encounter in history.

    2) People like winning.

    Can you guess based on #2 how successful the efforts will be to eliminate #1?