Hacker Newsnew | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit | subsystem's comments login

Press freedom generally trumps privacy, as it should.

-----


More on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYKKvnKQkkE

-----


So why do you feel compelled to post when you know what you are saying is old news? You just adds to the noise and make it off putting for anyone else to post that actually knows about this event including your obvious point.

-----


Now I'm confused.. why do you feel compelled to reply? You just add to the noise.

-----


Men = Ego.

-----


From what I've seen I agree with your first point. AirBnB is more like The Pirate Bay than YouTube.

-----


You can't really compare different data sets like that.

-----


Well... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Khadr

-----


Omar is at least alleged to have actually committed war crimes, and he was almost 16. Feel free to characterize the legitimacy of his treatment, but he's no Shin Dong-hyuk:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Dong-hyuk

-----


> He uses the royal "we" to define a group (here, engineers) and then prescribes very broad goals for what "we" "ought" to do.

That is pretty much the definition of ethics [0].

http://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/decision/whatisethics.h...

-----


To me, an ethical decision is one in which the result does not, and will not, put an individual, or a group of people, at an obvious disadvantage, while benefitting another.

-----


The closer in that link is representative:

> Ethics also means, then, the continuous effort of studying our own moral beliefs and our moral conduct, and striving to ensure that we, and the institutions we help to shape, live up to standards that are reasonable and solidly-based.

-----


The concept of freedom can quickly become confusing, but I think the accepted terminology is that "freedom from" is negative freedom as in protections like universal healthcare. While "freedom to" is positive freedom as in expressions like absolute[-1] freedom of speech [0]. Where negative freedom is more left and positive freedom more right. You of course also have to account for the political y-axis (or similar concept [1]) i.e. the level of authoritarianism.

I think it's interesting that many of the concepts that the US prides itself on originally included negative freedom in a more prominent way than you see today [2][3][4].

[-1] Non-absolute freedom of speech can probably also be seen as a negative freedom.

[0] http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/liberty-positive-negative/...

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_spectrum#Other_multi-...

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Truslow_Adams#American_Dr...

[3] http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/jun/29/comment

[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Freedoms

-----


I don't know. In terms of excitement and creativity I think we're slowly catching up to the end of the 90s.

-----


I guess he's a capitalist.

-----

More

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: