Friday, October 26, 2018 | RECENT NOTES
The freesheet Metro reports on a demographic shift. People born in 1948 no longer constitute the largest group in the country. Oh no.
Moreover, more people now leave Finland than arrive, according to figures passed to YLE.
If I understand a report in today’s Guardian correctly (and if Benjamin Haas, the Guardian reporter, has outlined the issue correctly) South Korean law does not take geography as its basis, but rather citizenship.
Every other legal jurisdiction that I have heard of bases itself on geography. This difference has immense implications for what we think about the relationship between citizens, the state, and the legal framework that adjudicates between them.
Friday, May 17, 2019 | THE TIME OF DAY
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | ESSAYS
I did not write this essay. David Rovics wrote it. I subscribe to his newsletter, which is always informative and sometimes amusing, and this arrived this morning. For those who don’t know, David Rovics is “an American indie singer/songwriter”.
The essay does exactly what the title suggests. It provides a clear and detailed historical background that explains how and why the current situation arose.