I haven’t kept abreast of this #gamergate stuff, but from what I understand one of the issues is the lack of female protagonists in video games. A thought occurs: How could you know if gamers are sexist?
Continue reading Are gamers sexist? How could you know?
There’s been a lot of fuss in the UK about Theresa May wanting to move OfCom into “the role of a censor”. Which is odd because, to the extent that it is effective, OfCom already occupies “the role of a censor”.
Continue reading “You say tomato…”: A note on regulation vs censorship
There is a widely shared belief that the result of the general election was unfair, the clearest example of this unfairness being the contrasting fortunes of the UK Independence Party and the Scottish National Party. UKIP with their almost 4 million votes ended up with just one MP, while the SNP got around half that number and have 56 MP’s. Another method of voting would have produced a fairer result.
Continue reading Unfairness and democracy
Now that we’ve got ourselves a Conservative government, you can bet that they’ll waste no time sticking a British Bill of Rights where the Human Rights Act used to be. So now’s the time to get your pens – or should I say quills? (wink!) – at the ready, ’cause they’ll be on the lookout for suggestions!
Continue reading Your guide to writing a British Bill of Rights
I have a new post up at Libertarian Home criticising a very poor, cliché-ridden post on “the target market” for liberalism from last week. If I was to write it again it might be far less polite (the more I think about it the more I dislike it); but, as I say in the piece, I’m trying to be more positive in my Libertarian Home stuff.
In the long run we’re all elderly