Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 11:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems No matter where you look these days, there's a profound sense here in the west that the people no longer having any tangible control over what our governments do. Sure, we are allowed to vote every once in a while, but effectively, most of our countries are governed by backroom deals and corporate interests. If matters really do get out of hand, how do we fight this? Well, with technology of course!
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Anyway, maybe I'm dense but I don't see why grand, sweeping conspiracies need to be invoked to explain the gradual corruption and failure of a republic. Similar things have happened before.

You are right, of course, in saying that corruption doesn't need conspiracy theories to explain it. It's obvious. But, in this day and age, when money and power are bound to select individuals as never before, bigger and more organized corruption is more probable. And there's proof everyday in the news - when the news channels decide to publish them.

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