January Links

Posted on February 12, 2014

Steve Laniel objects to rhetorical appeals to business confidence in economic discourse.

Rob Schnier explains how the NSA is a threat to national security.

As for the future of surveillance, Virginia Eubanks argues that our current surveillance of marginalized groups gives us a glimpse at our own future.

Linda Holmes takes on jokes about Chris Christie’s weight (via Upernoz).

Max Rivlin-Nadler writes in The Gothamist about the NYPD’s abuse of civil forfeiture rules (follow up here).

In more bad news from the War on Drugs, Brad Schlesinger writes about the decline of the jury trial over the course of the war on drugs.

Tom Slee takes a sceptical look at the sharing economy.

And finally, a post for anyone whoever axed themselves how Chaucer pronounced “ask”.