7 THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS

http://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/seven-thought-experiments-thatll-make-you-question  APRIL 19, 2018 by SCOTTY HENDRICKS The Veil of Ignorance This experiment was devised by John Rawls in 1971 to explore notions of justice in his book A Theory of Justice. Suppose that you and a group of people had to decide on the principles that would establish a new society. However, none of you know … Continue reading 7 THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS

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CARCINOGENS IN FAST FOOD WRAPS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017 By Dave Andrews, Senior Scientist, and Bill Walker, Managing Editor Scientists from nonprofit research organizations including EWG, federal and state regulatory agencies and academic institutions[†] collaborated to test samples of sandwich and pastry wrappers, french fry bags, pizza boxes, and other paper and paperboard from 27 fast food chains and several local … Continue reading CARCINOGENS IN FAST FOOD WRAPS

WOULD A WORK-FREE WORLD BE SO BAD?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/would-a-world-without-work-be-so-bad/488711/   by Ilana E. Strauss People have speculated for centuries about a future without work, and today is no different, with academics, writers, and activists once again warning that technology is replacing human workers. Some imagine that the coming work-free world will be defined by inequality: A few wealthy people will own all the capital, and … Continue reading WOULD A WORK-FREE WORLD BE SO BAD?

Democracy and Liberalism: Brothers?

https://aeon.co/essays/the-marriage-of-democracy-and-liberalism-is-not-inevitable by Josiah Ober, Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (2015). A quarter-century ago, the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama announced that history had ended. The long search for the best possible political order had come to a close. Liberal democracy – defined as … Continue reading Democracy and Liberalism: Brothers?