Links from 2019-10-27
Freedom is a funny word. It’s a hard thing to talk about because to a degree, if this kind of thing cuts down, let’s say, on random crime, then it’s going to make people effectively freer. Especially if you’re a woman or someone who is vulnerable to being the victim of random crime, if some kind of surveillance system renders that less likely to happen, then effectively you’ve been granted a freedom that you didn’t have before. But it’s not the kind of statutory freedom that we tend to talk about when we’re talking about politics.