Månedsarkiv: november 2019

Inequality of incomes

I just stumbled over this graph of inequality of incomes, before and after redistribution: It’s from Our World in Data’s “Income Inequality” and I am not surprised to find my own, capitalist/social-democratic country, as one the most income-equal-after-redistribution: Capitalism and … Læs resten

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Planting trees

Planting trees sound like a good idea, but I don’t think we should go around telling other people to plant trees on our behalf. “It is true that you could store lots of carbon if you planted more trees. But when … Læs resten

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Nihilism and responsibility

Paraphrasing nihilism is what it takes to turn an ordinary person into a monster and responsibility is what it takes to turn an ordinary person into a hero This is why we shouldn’t fall victim to the the-end-is-nigh scaremongering of … Læs resten

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Correction

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Time for a Christmas movie

Only, this one exists in two versions. The original and the … censored? The posters seem to be similar So what could be censored in a Canadian Christmas movie? Wait…

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The six seasons

I think Kurt Vonnegut was right: One sort of optional thing you might do is to realize that there are six seasons instead of four. The poetry of four seasons is all wrong for this part of the planet, and … Læs resten

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Trainwreck

A story told by Ken White: The year is 1993. The place, a stuffy and officious law school. The lead player is a prominent law professor who shares a name with a famous playwright. So let’s call him Professor Ibsen. … Læs resten

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Radiation

This Pulled out my radiation detector on a flight and it would not stop alarming! Crazy to think I am getting at least as much dose flying this week as I did working at a nuclear power plant for a … Læs resten

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“you can tell the Kardashians you tried”

From the ongoing American nightmare, this article Trump had pressured Sweden’s Prime Minister to release A$AP Rocky on bail (despite the fact that Sweden has no bail system) after the rapper was detained and charged with assault in July after … Læs resten

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Conspiracies

This is from a 4 year old interview with US Representative Devin Nunes: This may seem strange coming from Nunes, considering what has happened since, but shows why the fight against conspiracies are important; conspiracy theories, which are insane, are … Læs resten

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