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Bill Gates, Roger Pielke, Avatar & the Climate (of distrust); or, Can we move from a tribal questioning of motives to win-win policies? by TokyoTom

"Whhhaaat the heck is TT up NOW?" I can hear some of you asking yourselves. Bill Gates , Roger Pielke , the movie Avatar and climate? Just what elusive illusions am I alluding to here? (Stop playing, you say.) Well, brace yourself, and bear...

Historic Times: Larry Lessig calls for Constitutional Convention to fix our corrupt, broken government by TokyoTom

Lessig doesn' expressly say it, but we also need to rein in the "self-evident", "unalienable rights" of all corporations Actually, the last quip in the title are my words, not Lessig's. Last week, I noted Harvard law prof Lawrence...

Free speech 2: Finally, someone else - Larry Lessig - gets it on state-created corporations and speech! by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding post on speech and corporations , I highly recommend Lawrence Lessig `s insightful short piece, " The Principled and Pure Court? A Reply to Glenn Greenwald " (HuffPo, January 27). For those who haven`t seen it yet, I...