'While the world closely observes the political turmoil in the US, a new wave of censorship suggests a dire future for the freedom of the Internet.'
Category: Posts by Igor
What’s New in the World of Covid?
"Turning on the news, one might think that there is a single answer to every issue and there is always the "correct" side to stand on. However, policy is never binary and we are merely seeing an illusion of unanimity."
The Creeping Crisis: Slovakia’s Housing Policy Failure
The obsession with ownership and the lamentable state of our housing policy means we’ve got another thing coming. Housing has been a serious problem in Slovakia for decades. First, there was the socialist housing. Beleaguered with long waiting times and short supply, these government-built apartments carried all the space and comfort of a Turkish prison … Continue reading The Creeping Crisis: Slovakia’s Housing Policy Failure
The Election of Barely Alive
The 2020 US presidential elections are coming and they are about to get weird.
Why I Don’t Watch the News
Today, I bring you perhaps the best tip on how to stay informed - don't watch the news.
A House Divided
"If anything, this situation is a show of failure on all sides. Failure of the policemen who detained Floyd to prevent a needles death. Failure of the president to exert leadership. Failure of local authorities to defend their own citizens. And the moment that the protests turned into riots, a failure of human conscience."
Trump vs Social Media
'The legal protection of social media is a problem that affects all of us and the question needs to be raised: Is this a fight to protect free speech, or to destroy it?'
Policy of Stupidity
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity". This simple idea, commonly known as Hanlon's razor, is a golden rule when it comes to judging people's behaviour in the world. Especially when it comes to politicians and their failed policies. As much as we would like to think that the people who … Continue reading Policy of Stupidity
Politik der Verbreitung: Was Covid-19 über unsere Identität verrät
Während der vergangenen Monate hat Covid-19 uns viele Dinge gelehrt, die unseren Blick auf die Welt zukünftig verändern können. Unsere Haltung gegenüber China, Black Swan-Ereignissen, hoffentlich die Einstellung zu Hygiene für einige Menschen… Dringend benötigtes Wissen. Die neueste Erkenntnis verbirgt sich in der Art wie wir Informationen verarbeiten und Strategien entwickeln. Jeden Tag sind die … Continue reading Politik der Verbreitung: Was Covid-19 über unsere Identität verrät
Public Policy of the Spread: What Covid-19 Reveals About our Identity
In the last few months, Covid-19 has taught us many things, which can change the way we see the world in the future. Our approach to China, black swan events, hopefully the views on hygiene for some people... Much needed knowledge. The newest lesson lies in the way we process information and approach policy. Every … Continue reading Public Policy of the Spread: What Covid-19 Reveals About our Identity