Tag: democracy

Time To Change Track

This article was originally posted at – https://99-percent.org/time-to-change-track/ The UK is a rich country with a proud democratic tradition. We have produced some of the world’s greatest scientists and a number of world-leading companies. We are strong in the Arts and our sporting heroes are world-class. Many of us have been (generally) proud…

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How Dark Ads On Facebook Undermine Democracy: Part 1

It used to be that how you voted depended very much on your class or where you were born or grew up. But in recent years, people have been, as Alexander Nix then CEO of Cambridge Analytica, puts it, ‘buoyed by the availability of information and a plethora of options available on the…

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Governing Is The Last Frontier For Technological Disruption In Politics

Almost every single industry has seen major disruption as a result of the explosion of technology over the past two decades. Transport, retail, media, the list is endless, and yet politics has escaped it’s grasp to an extent not seen in many other parts of life. That’s not to say that the technological…

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The Tale Of Two Conferences

On the surface, there are several very obvious reasons for the significant differences between the atmosphere at the Labour and Conservative party conferences. Labour enjoyed a massive turnaround in popularity during the general election campaign, they sprung from a 24 point polling lead (according to one poll) to a five-point lead in a…

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