[LINK] Google Glasses no joke [was: Well, it is April]
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Tue Apr 17 16:15:56 EST 2012
On 17/04/2012 1:26 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> ... The cultural differences in the US
> (anti-government as limited by the Constitution) and other English
> speaking democracies that have a British heritage comes into play.
> The 'market' place is to deal with these sorts of things (yeah,
> right), but government shouldn't get involved in restricting it
> through regulation. But governments aren't allowed the same lee-way
> because government = bad, must be tolerated at best. We have a far
> different sensibility in Australia, I think, or at least haven't
> bought into the 'free market' in the same way.
In a forum post a while back, an American responded to comments on the
role of unfettered market capitalism in precipitating the GFC: "We're
bought up to believe that free markets are a good thing, but seem to
have forgotten why". Insightful, I thought.
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