Tax Avoidance via Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
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Post No.: 0512   Furrywisepuppy says:   We want to avoid juridical (the same item taxed by multiple states) and economic (multiple people taxed on the same item) double taxation, as well as double non-taxation. For example, a person works … Read More

Deep Canvassing and Bridging Our Differences
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Post No.: 0511   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We’ve probably all been in situations where we’ve confronted people we’ve strongly disagreed with regarding certain moral evaluations, ethical stances or political viewpoints of theirs, and tried to convince them that their views … Read More

The Misattribution of Sources, Memories and Emotions
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Post No.: 0510   Furrywisepuppy says:   We often focus on a fact or story whilst ignoring the source of that fact (or ‘fact’) or story, even though the source will help tell us the reliability of it. We could … Read More

The Merits of Having Elected Representatives
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Post No.: 0509   Furrywisepuppy says:   Strong arguments for why political representatives should be elected by the public in a representative democracy (via free, competitive, fair and regular elections) include because this should align their interests with the popular … Read More

Dreams and Their Interpretations
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Post No.: 0508   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Furrywisepuppy has been discussing dreams and nightmares and I want to say some things about them too…   We’ve all naturally tried to understand what the content of our dreams mean, what they … Read More

Nothing Can Be Said to Be Certain, Except Death and Taxes
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Post No.: 0507   Furrywisepuppy says:   Taxation does garner a lot of negative connotations, tax systems are typically complex, it can appear like we have an adversarial relationship with our governments, and we and the media tend to focus … Read More

Comparing Things and Relative Judgements
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Post No.: 0506   Furrywisepuppy says:   We judge things by comparing things – particularly by comparing things with other things that are currently being brought to mind. We don’t (and in many cases can’t) make true absolute or objective … Read More

Novel and Contradictory Findings
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Post No.: 0505   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Most real science is incremental i.e. genuine revolutions and paradigm shifts are incredibly rare – science can therefore seem boring to some. Meanwhile, the media and us, their audience, crave to discover and … Read More

Biting, Humping and Other Pooch Problems
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Post No.: 0504   Furrywisepuppy says:   Last time in Post No.: 0450, we examined some problem behaviours in cats. So let’s look at some problem behaviours in dogs.   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Terrific idea. Let me finish scratching on … Read More

Making a Contractually Mutual or Unilateral Mistake
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Post No.: 0503   Furrywisepuppy says:   In general, if a contract is made between free and knowledgeable people and if there’s been a mistake – as in not just concerning a minor detail but an important one that the … Read More

Psychological and Physical Traumas, and Violence
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Post No.: 0502   Furrywisepuppy says:   Psychological traumas and/or physical (especially head) traumas are strongly linked with violent criminality. One’s mother abusing drugs (including alcohol) while pregnant, high testosterone levels, low resting heart rates, and physical differences in the … Read More

Deadlines, Hidden Information and Lies
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Post No.: 0501   Furrywisepuppy says:   So your power in a negotiation comes from the strength of your BATNA(s) (‘best alternative to a negotiated agreement’) and the added value you bring to the table relative to others – therefore … Read More

Good and Bad Ways to Give an Apology
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Post No.: 0500   Furrywisepuppy says:   Conflict may be inevitable at times (e.g. sibling rivalry, parent-child arguments) but it’s always resolvable. Even other, non-human, primates often seek reconciliation with their opponents rather than just move apart. Even old war … Read More

Children, Screen Time and Social Media
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Post No.: 0499   Furrywisepuppy says:   Computers became (even more) a necessity during the pandemic. They’ve been vital to help children continue their education and continue connecting with their friends. Underprivileged children without computers and internet connections have lost … Read More

Some Medical Bioethical Quandaries to Ponder
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Post No.: 0498   Fluffystealthkitten says:   There are a vast array of bioethical quandaries related to medical matters – some are rare situations that few will ever face but some will affect many people one day sooner or later … Read More

Our Current Decisions are Shaped by What’s Currently on Our Minds
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Post No.: 0497   Furrywisepuppy says:   Primes and whatever we happen to be currently thinking about affect our decisions, while anything we fail to currently consider or recall won’t. This should be obvious e.g. if we’re vegan and we’ve … Read More

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