Tag: legal

Solutionism – The Role of Technology in Solving SocioTechnical Problems

It all began, over a year ago (June 2016), with what author Ethan Zuckerman described as hate-linking. Through this practice, Zuckerman stumbled upon and read an article by…

How to convince people that drugs need to be legalized: a guide for getting normies on board.

I’ve developed a really nerdy, but kickass, superpower. Give me twenty minutes of one-on-one conversation time with a person, any person, and they will come out of that…

Fisher v. "Race"-based Admissions

The legal case of Abigail N. Fisher may be an interesting case study to get students thinking about the role of “race” (in quotations here in order to problematize…

Cultivating Knowledge about Cannabis Legalization

Marijuana plants at 3D Cannabis Centers in Denver. There are many specialized strains of marijuana with names reflecting their cultivation heritage: Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel Kush, Super…

Drugs are… good? No, that can’t be right. Can it?

Like most academics, I’m obsessive. I spend a lot of my free time doing searches for new research on recreational drug use. I do this partly because there’s…