In this short series of posts on the dilemma Google finds itself in with Chinese censorship, I have attempted to question the idea that it's all about a clash of national cultures. In particular, the very idea of a national culture has been called to account for itself. I've argued that Grid-group cultural theory offers … Continue reading The Google Dilemma Part 3
More on the Google-China argument and the concept of national differences, engaging with Cross-Cultural Theory and with Grid-Group Cultural Theory as two alternative ways of understanding cultural disagreement.
"Good enough for our transatlantic friends ... but unworthy of the attentions of practical or scientific men." Good enough for our transatlantic friends? This was the verdict of a British Parliamentary Committee , on the implications of Thomas Edison's new electric lamp, which had been patented in the US in 1879. In the gloom of … Continue reading The Google Dilemma. National Differences and Cross-Cultural Theory
Could it be in China's interests to ignore climate chance? According to the Danish 'skeptical environmentalist' Bjorn Lomborg: “Climate models show that for at least the rest of this century, China will actually benefit from global warming. Warmer temperatures will boost agricultural production and improve health. The number of lives lost in heatwaves will increase, … Continue reading Climate Disruption as policy: wisdom or folly?