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Hoisted from Comments: How the Democrats Lost Flyover

The Democrats shafted flyover and flyover is returning the favor.

Book Review: Demystifying the Idea of Consciousness

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/12/2021 - 10:40pm in

In “Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious,” neuroscientist Antonio Damasio explores the mystery of consciousness.

How To Compare Incomes Across Countries

Economists' comparisons of incomes make social democracies look bad by not attributing value to government healthcare and cheap college.

How Would the Left Treat an Illegitimate Election?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/12/2021 - 9:25pm in

The lack of any interest in improving election systems in the US leaves what purports to be the left exposed to chicanery.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: No, Covid 19 Is Not an Old Person Problem

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/12/2021 - 10:15pm in

Yves here. Nassim Nicholas Taleb shreds the misguided logic behind Covid age-ism. And that’s before getting to the fact that in South Africa, the notion that the old are more likely to get really sick is simply not true: The newscaster starts by describing an “exponential” rise in cases, then interviews the head of ICU […]

Finance Group Fails To Deliver at COP26

Finance, which some see as uniquely positioned to save the planet, has already bankrolled 1.5֯ C of warming.

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.