14 May 2017

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Platonically irrational

How much did Plato know about behavioural economics and cognitive biases? Pretty much everything, it turns outBy Nick RomeoRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Ryan

Widely regarded as a maverick genius of animation, the Canadian artist Ryan Larkin (1943-2007) seemed destined for a successful career after breaking out with t...   [ continue reading...]

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The LGBTQ Movement is an Intersectional Fail

In recent years “intersectionality” has been the biggest buzz word in progressive circles, liberally sprinkled in activist conferences and social me...   [ continue reading...]

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We need ecstasy and opium in place of Prozac and Xanax

What can doctors do to ease emotional pain? The physicians of ancient and medieval times found many plants and plant-derived substances (ie, drugs) that soothed...   [ continue reading...]

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We need ecstasy and cocaine in place of Prozac and Xanax

What can doctors do to ease emotional pain? The physicians of ancient and medieval times found many plants and plant-derived substances (ie, drugs) that soothed...   [ continue reading...]

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Where will the money come from?

Higher taxes on the richest people are the key to funding Labour's policies   [ continue reading...]

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US/California: Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained

Expand An ICE detainee rests his hands on the window of his cell in the segregation wing a...   [ continue reading...]

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As Trump Cozies Up to Saudi Arabia, War With Iran Becomes More Likely

Many people view Donald Trump as the most dangerous man on the planet, but next week he flies to Saudi Arabia for a three-day visit during which he will meet a...   [ continue reading...]

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What Will Make the University of Texas Safe for All Students?

May Day at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin was not only a day of protest, but also one of confusion, fear and mourning. At about 1:45 p.m., several stude...   [ continue reading...]

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Macron’s Victory Has Poland Worried About Losing Influence in the EU

Poland has been the most vocal among eastern EU members fearing that their wealthier western neighbours will erode the single market that has been the biggest b...   [ continue reading...]

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Snap Elections in Austria as Ruling Coalition Falls Apart

As Austria's ruling coalition shatters, Chancellor Christian Kern blames Foreign Minister Kurz for lack of unification efforts and non delivery of promises. Th...   [ continue reading...]

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Science’s Search for the Origins of Belief Has Drawn It Into the Human Mind

Religion has evolved with Homo sapiens. It will likely fade away with further evolution when we have better regulation of our emotions and more refined ways of...   [ continue reading...]

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We need ecstasy and opioids in place of Prozac and Xanax

What can doctors do to ease emotional pain? The physicians of ancient and medieval times found many plants and plant-derived substances (ie, drugs) that soothed...   [ continue reading...]

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After Comey: How to Be a Whistleblower in the Age of Trump

On April 27, Donald Trump signed an executive order creating within the Department of Veterans Affairs a new office charged with protecting whistleblo...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not Even a Scientist

By Jessica Huseman / ProPublica Sam Clovis (pictured) is likely to be named the undersecretary of the section that manages research on everything from climate c...   [ continue reading...]

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Did Tajikistan’s ‘First Parrot’ Flee its Gilded Cage?

A media blackout regarding the status of the bird supposedly belonging to a top member of the ruling family failed to stop the jokes.   [ continue reading...]

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Hope is Our Enemy: Fighting Boiling Frog Syndrome  

I caught myself feeling optimistic the other day. I had just read another great internet column by Caitlin Johnstone, who has deservedly gathered a huge followi...   [ continue reading...]

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Minus

HK-sign-1970s.jpg Here are several issues of the "Minus" magazi...   [ continue reading...]

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"Is Germany Unbalanced Or Unhinged?" by Barry Eichengreen

For US President Donald Trump, the measure of a country’s economic strength is its current-account balance – its exports of goods and services minus...   [ continue reading...]

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Monsoon Rains Reach Andaman Islands Ahead of Schedule

The early onset of monsoon comes after the India Meteorological Department said that India looks likely to receive higher rainfall than previously forecast. Th...   [ continue reading...]

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