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What is the character of UK innovation policy?

I argue that innovation policy is in the process of being re-characterised as a joint venture of public-private enterprise with justification from government found in rhetoric for innovation to overcome Grand Challenges. To demonstrate my thesis, I will consider how the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) policy works: the objectives, policies, institutions, and funding… [Read more]

Post Truth Reading

Post-truth scares me. The arguments that there is an after-point where truth and validity are not considered primary just seem like self-refutation, even nonsense. Of course the fragility of our knowledge and lack of objectivity for how the world works is important to know: there is no right way of doing things by default, but… [Read more]

The Need For Bias

A recurrent phrase on and off line is: “you cannot trust the media: it’s biased!”. A phrase unwittingly similar to Junior George Bush’s mistrust of newsprint, when he said he only read headlines because newspapers “give opinions”. (Fake news and the conflation of lies and biases is not new with Trump). The belief that there… [Read more]

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