Tag: liberalism

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www.groene.nl > Casper Thomas
John Rawls besefte dat wie het spel niet eerlijk vindt op den duur niet meer mee wil doen
3 mar. 2021 - John Rawls leerde de wereld hoe rechtvaardigheid in elkaar steekt. Vijftig jaar na het verschijnen van zijn hoofdwerk A Theory of Justice is zijn ideaal van een samenleving die door iedereen als eerlijk wordt ervaren opnieuw bijzonder relevant.
 · climate-change · freedom · human-rights · inequality · john-rawls · justice · liberalism · meritocratic-thinking · property · white-supremacy

www.nybooks.com > Robert F. Worth
Syria’s Lost Chance
8 oct. 2020 - On June 29, 1920, the Syrian envoy Habib Lutfallah stood before a committee of French senators in the Luxembourg Palace, that vast, baroque monument to France’s grand siècle. He had come to Paris to make a plea for an autonomous Arab state in the lands of the defeated Ottoman Empire. It was late in the day, and the odds were very long: France’s Army of the Levant was already massing in what is now Lebanon, preparing to march eastward and impose a neocolonial regime on Damascus.
 · arab-nationalism · colonialism · democracy · france · islam · liberalism · ottoman-empire · syria

www.nybooks.com > Robert Kuttner
Can We Fix Capitalism?
24 sep. 2020 - For enthusiasts of capitalism, democracy and the market are said to be handmaidens. Both depend on the rule of law. Both express aspects of liberty, prizing opportunity and mobility. During the era of classical liberalism, which began in the late eighteenth century, free commerce and political freedom advanced in tandem. Monarchies gave way to republican rule; open markets replaced royal monopolies and inherited privileges. For about a century the franchise gradually expanded, and markets became the primary mode of commerce. The brand of democratic capitalism that emerged in the West after World War II included not just those earlier hallmarks but such liberal values as tolerance, compromise, and enlarged civic participation, as well as regulatory and social welfare policies to buffer the less savory tendencies of markets. Modern capitalism reflected a grand social bargain.
 · autocracy · capitalism · china · citizenship · democracy · free-trade · globalization · inequality · john-rawls · justice · liberalism · poverty · rule-of-law · russia · united-states

www.bitsoffreedom.nl > Hans de Zwart
Waar zijn de liberale hoeders van onze vrijheid?
20 mar. 2018 - Voor liberalen is de vrijheid het hoogste goed. Het enthousiasme van de VVD en D66 voor de sleepwet zijn daarom onbegrijpelijk. De kans is groot dat de wet ons niet veiliger maakt, terwijl we zeker weten dat met de wet onze vrijheid wordt ingeperkt. Daarom hier een oproep aan alle liberalen die hun principes nog niet hebben verkwanseld: Stem "TEGEN" de sleepwet op 21 maart.
 · freedom · liberalism · mass-surveillance · privacy-security-tradeoff · security · zero-days

www.eurozine.com > Evgeny Morozov
Digital socialism
21 feb. 2020 - The great social democratic achievements of the twentieth century were in institutional innovation. By engaging with the risks posed to democracy by Big Tech, social democracy can both revive this tradition and reimagine its role.
 · antitrust · artificial-intelligence · capitalism · digital-socialism · inequality · infrastructure · institutions · justice · liberalism · libraries · neoliberalism · regulation · solidarity