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Tyler Cowen: "The Great Stagnation", Michael Vassar & Cowen Debate at Singularity Summit 2011
gains are harder to come by! low hanging fruit gone. [...] VISION IS NEEDED TO GET THE JOB DONE.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
The Dangers of Being a Social Progress Parasite - YouTube
contributing 2 society & community. even if its just Social Media. along the same line of Durianrider "what are you doing?" // "there are not enough strong stern moral souls in the world. the absence of courage create bullies (power vacuum). courage 2 speak abt things now than 2 be enslaved later (medical profession who gives u pills with deadly side-effects & cut u open at the first chance like there is no other option). we are all in debt 2 past freedom fighters & have to repay that debt in continuing to fight. the bullies will never stop, greed will never be satisfied. nothing will happen until social collapse. they will not stop, stop at anything to make us stop talking 2 each other abt these things bc there is 'disapproval' in the air (peer pressure, outcast, weirdo, hippie, peer group). shying away from essential topics bc of this being uncomfortable. we are done. [only thing u own: thoughts, emotions, health. - all compromised] & Autonomy bit.ly/1GO0OeD & youtu.be/csIW4W_DYX4
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
'Super-gonorrhoea' outbreak in Leeds - BBC News
&! GPs are prescribing antibiotics that no longer work for people with gonorrhoea, raising the chances that drug-resistant forms of the sexually transmitted disease will spread. - bit.ly/1Ln8Gth //&! bit.ly/1Mg8XwF //&! bbc.in/1iVQhZs //&! The epic challenges of the post-antibiotic age will take the debate beyond the well-worn issues of obesity and old age - bit.ly/1NNaH3K - Health and Social Care Act (austerity) put sexual health services into councils hand, out of GP's purview, and thus councils have to decide what to cut ... sexual health services. unable to reach to minorities and marginalised. And its not integrated into NHS services, thus ongoing treatment and side effects and oversight is putting on friction! And puts patients health & good outcome at risk (becomes a chronic disease, untreatable, has to be managed: Super-gonorrhoea. // &! "therefore it would be impossible to design a public health system when the population is so feckless and immature." #sick-population
post-antibiotic  era  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  STD  STI  NHS  Gonorrhoea  public  health  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  sick  population  cancer  substance  abuse  addiction  alcohol  abuse  drug  abuse  food  industry  public  health  policy  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  dieting  premature  ageing  obesity  epidemic  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  carnism  omnivore  Vegan  public  debate  chem  sex  chemsex  chem-sex  social  discrimination  discrimination  fat  shaming  public  awareness  public  interest  public  discourse  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  democracy  No  Representation  nanny  state  Sugar  Sugar  Tax  processed  food  Desert  junk  food  food  poverty  fast  food  shared  economic  interest  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  moral  dilemma  moralhazard  moral  beliefs  ethical  machine  ethical  beliefs  Gini  coefficient  inequality 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Dad bod to Dancing Man: The ethical minefield of body fat - BBC News
So why has accepting human difference morphed again into normalising the unhealthy? So how do we pick our way through this ethical minefield? Clearly some people have medical conditions which lead them to gain weight and human bodies also change with age too.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt tritt beim FC Bayern zurück - SPIEGEL ONLINE
- putting the well being and long-term health and quality of life after soccer, or players, on the line - for just one more goal, one more game played while filled up to the brink with pills to dull the pain. &! &! http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/hans-wilhelm-mueller-wohlfahrt-hoert-nach-streit-mit-pep-guardiola-auf-a-1029047.html
elite  sports  Soccer  moral  beliefs  moral  dilemma  Success  FC  Bayern  BVB  Pep  Guardiola 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
War in Ukraine a Result of Misunderstandings between Europe and Russia - SPIEGEL ONLINE
One year ago, negotations over a Ukraine association agreement with the European Union collapsed. The result has been a standoff with Russia and war in the Donbass. It was an historical failure, and one that German Chancellor Angela Merkel contributed to. [...] But the impact of that fateful evening in Vilnius goes far beyond Ukraine's borders. Some 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and almost 70 years after the end of World War II, Europe is once again divided. The estrangement between the Russians and the Europeans is growing with Moscow and the West more inimical toward each other today than during the final phase of the Cold War. It's a reality that many in Europe have long sought to ignore. The story of the run-up to Vilnius is one filled with errors in judgment, misunderstandings, failures and blind spots. It is a chronicle of foreign policy failure foretold -- on all sides. &! &! ! youtu.be/akz3h1HAUj8 - Putin will sein Gesicht nicht verlieren.
Ukrain  Ukraine  Russia  Europe  USA  Angela  Merkel  foreign  relations  foreign  affairs  foreign  policy  compromise  Career  Politicians  Putin  vladimirputin  European  Union  Leadership  Power  Play  Prisoners  Dilemma  NATO  East  Europe  European  History  Politics 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Dear Sam Pepper (On Socially-Enforced Morality) - YouTube
Nerdwriter uses the Sam Pepper scandal as a lens through which to see the changing cultural climate, and how it's slow but surely shifting away from misogyny.
Sam  Pepper  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  feminism  feminist  Sexual  objectification  objectification  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  Celebgate  n00d  Celeb  Trading  Ring  Political  Correctness  YouTube  Troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater  ethical  machine  community  moral  beliefs  moral  dilemma  pageviews  business  model  copywriting  Millennials  generationy 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Lügenforscher Klaus Fiedler über Zabels Dopingbeichte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fiedler: Aber nur so funktioniert unsere Gesellschaft. Das moderne Transparenzdenken ist mutig und gut, aber sicher nicht immer dem zwischenmenschlichen Frieden zuträglich. Schauen Sie sich doch Edward Snowden an, der sich getraut hat, dunkle Geheimnisse nach außen zu tragen. Er wird gejagt. [...] Ich glaube, man solte das Verhalten der Sportler im Umgang mit der Wahrheit vor allem strategisch verstehen. Natürlich geht es bei diesen Strategien um die eigene Existenz, oft um viel Geld. [...] Armstrong hat meiner Meinung nach im Januar nicht alles gestanden, weil ihm danach war, sondern weil es um Millionenbeträge ging und seine Berater und Anwälte mit ihm und allen Beteiligten diese Strategie ausgeheckt hatten. Die Menschen im Hintergrund geben die kommunizierte Wahrheit viel öfter vor, als wir denken. [...] + http://www.samharris.org/lying
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july 2013 by asterisk2a
Phys Ed: Will Olympic Athletes Dope if They Know It Might Kill Them? - NYTimes.com
There’s a well-known survey in sports, known as the Goldman Dilemma. For it, a researcher, Bob Goldman, began asking elite athletes in the 1980s whether they would take a drug that guaranteed them a gold medal but would also kill them within five years. More than half of the athletes said yes. When he repeated the survey biannually for the next decade, the results were always the same. About half of the athletes were quite ready to take the bargain. http://m.bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2013/01/22/bjsports-2012-091826.abstract
anti-doping  Epo  doping  Goldman  Dilemma 
may 2013 by asterisk2a
danah boyd | apophenia » why I’m quitting Mendeley (and why my employer has nothing to do with it)
> Knowledge that is not proprietary - got to be free. < >> "Elsevier’s practices make me deeply deeply angry. While academic publishing as a whole is pretty flawed, Elsevier takes the most insidious practices further at each and every turn, always at the expense of those of us who are trying to produce, publish, and distribute research." + http://thecostofknowledge.com/
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april 2013 by asterisk2a
TEDxZurich - Molly Crockett - Drugs and morals - YouTube
- divisions between moral and ethical stances do divide people much more than anything else
- because values seem like facts, moral values are fixed
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
Anleihenkufe: Euro-Retter riskieren Inflation - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
Das nächste Tabu ist gebrochen. Die Europäische Zentralbank will jetzt auch italienische Staatsanleihen aufkaufen.  Mit dieser Politik nähert sie sich immer weiter ihrem amerikanischen Pendant, der Fed, an. Die Gefahr dabei: Die Inflation könnte steigen.

"Die Fed ist nicht mehr unabhängig", sagt Scheide. "Geldpolitik und Finanzpolitik sind in den USA vermischt worden. Das ist genau das, was Europa nicht will. Denn das würde das Vertrauen in die EZB untergraben."

 "Kauft die EZB Anleihen am Kapitalmarkt, so steigt die Basisgeldmenge"  "Sollte die Geldmenge letztlich in der Privatwirtschaft ankommen, würde sie sich, so lehrt die Erfahrung, früher oder später in steigenden Preisen entladen."
Noch ist dieser Effekt in Europa überschaubar. Zu gering war bisher das Volumen der Anleihenkäufe. Zudem hat die EZB stets versucht, das neu geschaffene Geld dem Markt an anderer Stelle wieder zu entziehen. Dieses "Neutralisieren" wird jedoch umso schwieriger, je größer die Beträge werden.
ECB  Fed  monetization  Sterilization  debt  sovereign  crisis  trichet  PIIGS  USA  EFSF  inflation  stability  credibility  Euro  Dollar  expectations  economics  monetary  policy  fiscal  folly  bailout  dilemma  QE  quantitative-easing 
august 2011 by asterisk2a

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