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How Poorer Citizens Pay the Price of Economic Change in the UK

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 29/11/2021 - 10:50pm in

From the speeding up of deindustrialisation and globalisation that began in the early 1980s to the 2008 financial crisis and the decade of austerity that followed, Britain’s economic system has operated with a built-in inequality bias.

Ohio Jury Finds Three Pharmacy Chains Liable in Opioids Trial; Judge to Decide on Damages Award in Spring

This is the first opioids jury verdict yet handed down; thousands of opioids cases remain pending.

The NRA Could Be Winning Its Long Gun Game Even as It Appears To Be in Dire Straits

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 27/11/2021 - 8:28pm in

The NRA may have done its job. Gun support may not longer depend on its aggressive lobbying.

Probable Vaccine-Escaping Covid Variant Sequenced in Gauteng, South Africa and Spreading Rapidly; Press Underplaying Downside Risk

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 26/11/2021 - 8:52pm in

A very nasty new variant is spreading rapidly and looks to evade monoclonal antibodies and current vaccines. Assume the brace position.

Why Don’t We See Headlines Touting the Pentagon’s Hefty Price Tag?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 5:54pm in

ions on how the press is a reliable Pentagon cheerleader.

How the Pandemic Helped Spread Fentanyl Across the US and Drive Opioid Overdose Deaths to a Grim New High

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 1:55am in

The jump in opioid deaths during the pandemic was due significantly to distribution changes that favored fentanyl.

Go Private for the Treatment You Need, NHS Tells Patients

NHS patients are being refused treatment, discharged too early and pushed towards private referrals.

Among Social Scientists, a Vigorous Debate Over Loss Aversion

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 24/11/2021 - 1:55am in

Loss aversion, which allegedly explains decision-making — from investor behavior to insurance markets — isn’t ironclad, experts argue.

Why the UK (and US) Left Is Wrong To Be So Dismissive of Non-Violent Struggle

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 20/11/2021 - 9:57pm in

Some voices on the left advocate violent tactics. Is this recommendation well informed or desperate?

New, Radically Different Covid Variant Getting Footholds Now as Media and Officials Remain Complacent

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 19/11/2021 - 10:16pm in

A very different Covid variant has made its way out of Africa into Europe and the US. How worried should you be?