AlasPoorJoric

AlasPoorJoric

  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Sounds like the standard technocratic ideal. ...and if the metrics support micromanaging a state like a totalitarian shopping mall, who could argue against them? Spent much time in Singapore?...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    2) Employers can pick employees from anywhere in the world to work for them. Sure, employers would like to control who comes in to their own benefit. That's vastly different to being anti-immigration though. Where's the economic interest? Of course,...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Sure, offshoring prioritises the free movement of goods and capital. Not all labour can be offshored though, and that still doesn't explain why there would be a benefit in restricting the movement of labour. In fact Murdoch was mentioned, and...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    I don't get the implied multinational/corporate agenda of restricting the movement of labour? Their priority is of course the free movement of capital, but the free movement of labour is just as fundamental a tenet of neoliberalism. Part of a...
  • Commented on How I learned to stop worrying and love the concept of punitive slating....
    It certainly looks like an extension of US politics (and their culture war) to me. Regardless of what sort of rhetoric they choose to describe themselves, I can't see it being a coincidence that the central figures, both the puppies...
  • Commented on How I learned to stop worrying and love the concept of punitive slating....
    It'll be interesting to see what all this attention does to the Hugo Awards outside of the slates and "No Award" voting. I've followed the Hugo nominations (the Best Novel and John W. Campbell Awards at least) since the 80s...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Hah! I haven't read through all 310 comments. Still... I can imagine how the Hugo Awards becoming an extension of the American Culture War, turned to speculation about the the apocalyptic collapse of the USA and the possibility of having...
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