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HOW PHILOSOPHY COULD SAVE THE WORLD Cultural and Economic Diaspora, Self-sufficiency, Person-hood

8Apr/180

John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war

A new orthodoxy, led by Steven Pinker, holds that war and violence in the developed world are declining. The stats are misleading, argues John Gray – and the idea of moral progress is wishful thinking and plain wrong

Source: John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war

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8Apr/180

Opinion | Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

Fascism poses a more serious threat now than at any time since the end of World War II.

Source: Opinion | Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

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7Apr/180

Opinion | Should Chimpanzees Be Considered ‘Persons’?

A group of philosophers is trying to persuade the courts to rule on this question.

Source: Opinion | Should Chimpanzees Be Considered ‘Persons’?

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6Apr/180

Opinion | The Conspiracy Theory That Says Trump Is a Genius

QAnon reveals unspoken anxieties about this presidency.

Source: Opinion | The Conspiracy Theory That Says Trump Is a Genius

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5Apr/180

Opinion | Trade Wars, Stranded Assets, and the Stock Market (Wonkish)

Trade wars are bad, but stocks seem to be overshooting their likely cost. Why?

Source: Opinion | Trade Wars, Stranded Assets, and the Stock Market (Wonkish)

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1Apr/180

How having power is like having brain damage: a new book explains why systems fail | Toronto Star

When we’re in charge, we are impulsive and ignore others’ perspectives. This can be a dangerous problem in a complex system, a new book argues.

Source: How having power is like having brain damage: a new book explains why systems fail | Toronto Star

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