In mid-March the shocking story about Cambridge Analytica (CA)’s sophisticated hacking of Facebook’s data portability system hit the news. Taking a closer look at the case, the hacking turns out to be just the tip of the iceberg.
According to Vandana Shiva we must shift from representative democracy, in which corporations rule, to ‘Earth Democracy’ to deal with our current crises – to end conflict and bring peace. It means including the excluded into our conception of the economy.
The state of Dutch democracy is uncertain. After last week’s elections, the stability of the political system appears guaranteed for the next couple of years. We cannot be sure, however, what will happen afterwards. This marks a change from the past.