Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fund manager looks into reforming executive pay.

“… a third of investors opposed a £70m pay deal handed to its chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell.” Continue reading

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Vaccination Irrationality

“While thoroughly disproven, we still see people linking the MMR [measles, mumps, rubella] vaccine with autism. This is genuinely troubling. This claim has been thoroughly and comprehensively disproven.” Continue reading

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The Double Standard in US Politics

“Imagine if she had later been quoted by a member of her staff as saying “laziness is a trait in blacks” and had retweeted white supremacists, including one honoring the American Nazi Party.” Continue reading

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Indian Government Push Rural Women to Work in Cities

“incredibly, garments worn in the West are still made by humans — nearly all of them women, working exhausting hours, with few legal protections and little chance of advancement, for some of the lowest wages in the global supply chain.” Continue reading

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Dan Ariely: How equal do we want the world to be? 

“What happens when people expect something from their physiology? For example, we sold people pain medications. Some people, we told them the medications were expensive. Some people, we told them it was cheap. And the expensive pain medication worked better.” Continue reading

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Study Confirms MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism

“Administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines to infant rhesus macaques does not result in autism-like behavior or neuropathology” – Study Report Continue reading

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Government Role In Innovation

Here is a short video of Bill Gates discussing the important role of government in driving innovation.  We continually hear from rich self interested individuals who insist that government get out of the way. That entrepreneurs well fix the world … Continue reading

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The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters.

“The top 1 percent in income among American men live 15 years longer than the poorest 1 percent; for women, the gap is 10 years. These rich Americans have gained three years of longevity just in this century. They live longer almost without regard to where they live. Poor Americans had very little gain as a whole, with big differences among different places.” Continue reading

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Brain-Training Apps Won’t Make You Smarter 

More evidence. I am disappointed but not surprised. Brain reasoning games only make you smarter at brain training games. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602540/brain-training-apps-wont-make-you-smarter/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post

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Study Claiming Religious Kids Are Less Altruistic is Flawed

“Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds: Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’” Continue reading

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