Archive for September, 2003

The poor lose again

September 8th, 2003 – 9:36 pm
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There’s an article up over at BBC News which talks about how, once again, the poor countries of the world are getting screwed at the latest WTO meeting. All the rhetoric from the last big World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Doha in 2001 was that reducing poverty would be at the heart of the […]

Counting votes

September 5th, 2003 – 7:03 pm
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After the debacle that was the 2000 election, several states have been pushed by the Help America Vote Act into looking at electronic voting systems to replace their older voting machines. While it’s a nice concept in theory, there are problems with actually implementing such a system. Earlier this year, there were serious questions raised […]

Our idea of democracy

September 5th, 2003 – 7:00 pm
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A small example of the sort of democratic ideas that the U.S. bringing to Iraq can be found here.