The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as those who deny the value of vaccines and, like them, have the potential to inflict tremendous harm.
The far-reaching social, political, and economic risks posed by Big Tech have finally prompted a more concerted response from policymakers and regulators. As they consider how to manage disruption without stifling innovation, five issues will loom large.
I am not prone to anxiety. I inherited from my parents a relatively robust mental constitution. I am rarely introspective and have never sought psychological or psychiatric help. Last week, however, I experienced an uncontrollable panic attack.
In his recent book, The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson makes the connection between this post-Reformation polarisation and the social media of our own day that has, similarly, opened up new ways of speaking to one another and past one another.
Not too many years ago, we were still dreaming sweet dreams of a high-tech utopia. Now computer users have been awakened, rather rudely. Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson guides us through the new and often menacing reality.