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  1. Death, mana and Peter Ellis: lawyer Natalie Coates

    New Zealand legal history was made earlier this month when the Supreme Court allowed former Christchurch Civic Creche worker Peter Ellis’s appeal against charges of sexual offending to continue, despite the fact he died in September last year.

    It will be the first time in Aotearoa that a conviction is appealed by a dead person.

    Ellis’ lawyer Natalie Coates spoke to Saturday Morning about the case and the cultural significance of the precedent.

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  2. Televised school sport - great exposure, or breeding elitism

    The move to televise school sport is being called ‘catastrophic’ for the future of New Zealand sport in the community, by the journalist investigating it.

    But NZME’s Dylan Cleaver says it’s not too late to stop it.

    Today The Detail looks at the uproar over the move, and the complicated mix of players clashing over who owns school sport.

    —Huffduffed by cato

  3. How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism

    For this week’s podcast, I read an excerpt from “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism,” a free short book (or long pamphlet, or “nonfiction novella”) I published with Medium’s Onezero last week. HTDSC is a long critical response to Shoshanna Zuboff’s book and paper on the subject, which re-centers the critique on monopolism and the abusive behavior it abets, while expressing skepticism that surveillance capitalists are really as good at manipulating our behavior as they claim to be. It is a gorgeous online package, and there’s a print/ebook edition following.

    —Huffduffed by cato

  4. In Praise of Incrementalism (Ep. 264) - Freakonomics Freakonomics

    What do Renaissance painting, civil-rights movements, and Olympic cycling have in common? In each case, huge breakthroughs came from taking tiny steps. In a world where everyone is looking for the next moonshot, we shouldn’t ignore the power of incrementalism.

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