Letter to the Editor: I want to thank you for the great opportunity that "Somos Primos" provides for the preservation and advancement of Hispanic culture.
Jewish sci-fi short story: The Mosul Dam in Iraq could fail soon, potentially causing a flash flood and hundreds of thousands of deaths. The Seasteading Institute announces a deal with French Polynesia to build the first seastead in a lagoon there. Still a big step. Why the war on poverty failed, and what to do now.
Not clear that anyone actually knows what to do now beyond a few good common-sense suggestions. Some towns have tried to help the environment by banning plastic bags. But the state of Michigan will have none of this, and has banned banning plastic bags. Andrew Gelman attacks the claim that North Carolina is no longer a democracy original blog postSlate articleresponse to counterargument.
RIP utilitarian philosopher Derek Parfit: After my death, there will [be] no one living who will be me. I can now redescribe this fact. Though Affluent obligated to impoverished will later be many experiences, none of these experiences will be connected to my present experiences by chains of such direct connections as those involved in experience-memory, or in the carrying out of an earlier intention.
Some of these future experiences may be related to my present experiences in less direct ways. There will later be some memories about my life. And there may later be thoughts that are influenced by mine, or things done as the result of my advice. My death will break the more direct relations between my present experiences and future experiences, but it will not break various other relations.
This is all there is to the fact that there will be no one living who will be me. Now that I have seen this, my death seems to me less bad. Chen on Quora on the speculation that Ritalin may be long-term safer than Adderall.
See also this review article. This is definitely not yet psychiatric common knowledge or consensus. Man shoots guy with swastika tattoo at protest ; victim turns out to be antifascist whose tattoo was a swastika in a crossed-out-circle similar to the no-smoking sign; crossed-out-circle apparently less visible than he would have liked.
This is probably a metaphor for life. Was this a mistake or joke? I wonder how many forms you have to fill out for that. Meta-analysis in the American Journal Of Nutrition: Red meat does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease.
Marginal Revolution on libertarian childrens booksmostly notable for this story about libertarian kids traveling to the beach called The Tuttle Twins And The Road To Surfdom. I like this essay, but I also worry that framing things as percent of global GDP is easy to abuse.
I think this is a really important article. This paper tries to fight the idea of microaggressions by saying that it implies certain testable claims and that those claims are false.
Agora Project is an attempt to create a new kind of forum with branching and rejoining discussion topics.Location and Geography.
The Republic of the Philippines, a nation of 7, islands with a total area of , square miles (, square kilometers), is located on the Pacific Rim of Southeast Asia. Apr 06, · Peter Singer: Why We Should Help Others Singer notes several possible objections to affluent countries and individuals being morally obligated to help impoverished people, and presents counterarguments.
Thus Singer claims that affluent people are morally obligated to help others. This doesn't just apply to countries - he says. My office is located such that I have many patients from both affluent and impoverished communities.
The Doctor’s Note Must Die! Russell Saunders. September 16, Impoverished defendants were frequently ordered to pay fines that were triple their monthly income.
Much philosophical, economic, and political debate has ensued over whether the disparity between affluent nations and impoverished nations engenders moral obligations for individuals to act.
Advance praise for The Life You Can Save “Part plea, part manifesto, part handbook, this short and surprisingly compelling book sets out to answer two difficult questions: why people in affluent countries should donate money to fight global poverty and how much each should give.
Return to FAA/Educators: Affirmative Action and Financial Aid. Affirmative action is often defined as the effort to improve access to higher education for minority and female students.