Waffle, Flip-Flop, and Signs of Armageddon

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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3 Responses

  1. Patrick S. O'Donnell says:

    McCain’s statements and behavior of late have been ever more troubling. Matt Welch, in today’s LA Times, may have hit upon the source of these disturbing signs from the Republican presidential candidate:

    And when a candidate confuses his own political ambitions with the fortunes of his country, that’s when Great Men turn into self-parodies.

    “I have craved distinction in my life,” McCain wrote in his 2002 political memoir, “Worth the Fighting For.” “I have wanted renown and influence for their own sake. That is, of course, the great temptation of public life. … I have never been able to conquer it permanently, but I have tried.”

    Don’t say he didn’t warn us.

    See: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-welch26-2008sep26,0,5641824.story

  2. Deven says:

    Patrick, thanks much. That is, well, as you say, we have been warned. I think in one of the Dune series (God Emperor) the main character says distrust those who seek power for power’s sake. They are not interested in serving the people.

  3. rconway says:

    As far I know Obama and Mc Cain both having similar votes.And if Obama wins he will be the younger to become a president. Mc Cain behaviour is little bit more trouble. Hope good president will be elected for U.S. by the democracy.


    Ricky Conway