Rate cards, free speech, and public health.

A friend of mine in the US alerted me to this fascinating debate he came across on Salon on the right to advertise this nonsense (I’m pinning my colours to the mast and saying that the science against vaccines is bad to awful: the BMJ has some excellent work in this area, and learned from … Continue reading

Carrot and stick in the census campaign: where’s the incentive?

The civic-minded person within me likes Language’s ad for Census 2011. However, the cynic (or the realist) then takes over. My problem is not with the ad itself, but with the selling of the census. We’re told in the ad that it’s good for us to make our mark on April 10, as we can … Continue reading