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400ppm milestone

World’s carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return Future in which global concentration of CO2 is permanently above 400 parts per million looms ‘We’re going into very new territory’: James Butler, of the US National Oceanographic and … Continue reading

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Yanis Varoufakis

Published on Apr 27, 2016 Yanis Varoufakis considers himself a politician by necessity, not by choice. An economist and academic by training, he became Greece’s finance minister amidst the country’s financial crisis, creating an image for himself both beloved and … Continue reading

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humans are animals

The Moral Status of Animals First published Tue Jul 1, 2003; substantive revision Mon Sep 13, 2010 What is distinctive about humanity such that humans are thought to have moral status and non-humans do not? Providing an answer to this … Continue reading

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Frankfurter Schule

The Frankfurt School (German: Frankfurter Schule) is a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Founded during the interwar period, the School consisted of dissidents who were … Continue reading

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Richard Stallman: We’re heading for a total disaster

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Hobby Lobby

The decision, written by Justice Alito, is beyond disturbing. It essentially grants for-profit corporations a free pass not to follow laws by invoking their “religious rights” under RFRA. While Alito and his buddies said their ruling was narrow, nothing could … Continue reading

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Free markets

A free market is a market economy in which the forces of supply and demand are free of intervention by a government, price-setting monopolies, or other authority. A free market contrasts with a controlled market or regulated market, in which government intervenes in supply and demand through non-market methods … Continue reading

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Corporate personhood

Corporations had been viewed as artificial persons for millennia, the debate over whether they should be afforded the same rights as humans had been raging long before the United States created, or the14th Amendment was adopted. The degree of permissible government interference … Continue reading

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The Charter of the Forest

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. ― Robert Frost And that is the very problem with socialism. The same can be said with property of capitalism. One should not … Continue reading

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A Russian joke

Two old communist camarads are sitting in a park talking to each other. – You know Dimitri, everything they told us about communism was a lie. – Well, yes… But that’s NOT the problem. – what’s the problem? – The … Continue reading

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