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Month: November 2019

Democracy is dying

Democracy is dying

  The slow death of democracy is a lot like the climate crisis. It is a problem so big that we have no idea how to stop it. It may be even harder to fix than climate change. At least with climate change most of us have accepted that there is a real problem and there is public desire to address it. There seems to be no public recognition of the dire situation our democratic systems are in.   A…

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National Broadband Plan: A great idea with a terrible plan.

National Broadband Plan: A great idea with a terrible plan.

  It is entirely reasonable for government to provide Broadband to rural homes. The Water Charges debacle makes it even more so. Rural dwellers with their own well and septic tanks are paying towards water services for everybody else without getting any benefit. In Trump fashion, a bit of ‘Quid Pro Quo’ is fair.   The provision of rural broadband will be transformational. Comparisons can be made with rural electrification. The big difference this time though is that we won’t…

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