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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Habermas – What happened to the Public and Private Spheres?

The public sphere was at one point in time a place to discuss politics and books. The bougeoir class where well educated and took debate seriously. They talked politics. The bougeoir did not sit and listen to other people espouse their views, they talked to each other and all weighed in. This debate has been replaced […]

Blown to Bits.

If you know how a system works you can game it. People hire lawyers because they know the complex rules of law. In this age of bits we are at the whims of digital-lawyers, or hackers. People who know how intricate systems function have a huge advantage. The legal system has one layer and everyone who interacts with this layer […]