Is democracy overrated?

I must admit it. I enjoyed the Trump show, particularly during the election campaign. You can’t deny that the guy is entertaining. He’s made for television and that’s probably why his television show, The Apprentice, has done so well. But like many, including the majority of voters in the United States, I don’t believe he belongs in the White House. But he was duly elected in a free and fair election and when someone so unqualified for a position is democratically elected, it makes you wonder if something is wrong with democracy itself. And no, it’s not just Trump and …

What good can we get from fake news?

Fake news is bad. There is nothing nice about deceiving and manipulating people. However, that there are people with bad intentions and motivations is a fact of life. The least we can do is to be aware of it and try to protect ourselves from it. The issue of fake news reveals a critical problem about the way we consume information. We tend to trust information that we receive through certain channels. If we see something in print or on a website that looks like a news site we assume that it’s true, particularly if it’s something that is consistent …