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China’s Social Credit System puts its people under pressure to be model citizens
It is a question Chinese authorities have been exploring for more than ten years. When the plan to construct a Social Credit System was first proposed in 2007, the primary goal was to restore market order by leveraging the financial creditworthiness of businesses and individuals.

The scope of the project has gradually infiltrated other aspects of daily life.

Actions that can now harm one’s personal credit record include not showing up to a restaurant without having cancelled the reservation, cheating in online games, leaving false product reviews, and jaywalking.
Passions  state  trust  social  china  Pol.11  Pol.12  Power_materials  intelligence  Violence_y_Power  Leadership  fear 
2 days ago by Jibarosoy
YouTube -- [Alain de Botton]: Why We Are Mean to Those We Love
"What explains our bad behaviour? That there's so much at stake." -- Below every anger, fear.
philosophy  psychology  relationships  fear 
2 days ago by adamcrowe
Philip Ball reviews ‘Something in the Blood’ by David J. Skal, ‘The Cambridge Companion to ‘Dracula’’ edited by Roger Luckhurst and ‘The Vampire’ by Nick Groom · LRB 25 October 2018
‘There is a semi-heroic, Everyman quality about his intense command of the mediocre,’ the critic Ludovic Flow wrote, ‘as if the commonplace had found a champion who could wear its colours with all the ceremony of greatness.’
books  fear  race  sex  pop 
3 days ago by soobrosa
How to stop illegal music downloads? Threaten people with surveillance — Quartz
The researchers likened downloading music to jaywalking—if you truly want to curb it, you have to figure out what signals will most effectively communicate the boundaries of the law.

Perhaps ironic that JAYWALKING is the exemplar.
Given that jaywalking is a misdemeanor invented by the automobile industry.
The parallels are, shall we say... resonant.
piracy  fear  music  business  copyright.infringement 
5 days ago by po
How to take more risk in your decisions — Quartz at Work
A new study published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes finds that though people often crave risk, our impulse to self-protect paralyzes us from choosing the road less traveled. But we tend to get a lot more adventurous when advising others. And that’s because we actually employ different mindsets when we make decisions for ourselves versus when we recommend decisions for others.
advice  self.preservation  self.sabotage  ambition  mindset  fear  fear.of.failure  failure  analysis.paralysis 
6 days ago by po
Are you concerned for the safety of your small dog? It's a dangerous world where coyotes, aggressive dogs, and even birds of prey can injure or kill your small dog in the blink of an eye. We know because it happened to us, and that's why we developed our patented CoyoteVest. Its purpose is to help slow down or prevent a surprise attack and give you enough time to react before serious injury occurs. The CoyoteVest gives us peace of mind knowing that our dogs are not utterly defenseless.
weekly  dog  fear  protection 
10 days ago by twwoodward
Why Anxiety Makes Some People Vomit
While nausea and vomiting can be experienced along with hypothyroidism, they aren't generally thought to be common symptoms, and are usually rarely caused by the condition, says psychotherapist Ken Goodman, who's a spokesperson with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). This implies, as Drew thought, that the stomach issues are more likely associated with anxiety.

For Drew, Marissa, myself, and the other estimated 40 million Americans who experience anxiety, it’s common to feel nausea, as well as other physical symptoms, Goodman says. “[Physical symptoms] range from nausea to lightheadedness, a racing heart, pressure in your chest, and labored breathing,” he adds. “[Anxiety] can make you feel like you’re having an out-of-body experience.”
anxiety  fear  Health  Personal  work 
11 days ago by Jibarosoy

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