Adopting a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet
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Post No.: 0848   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many people across the world eschew meat while they chew more fruit and vegetables because they’re vegetarian (they don’t eat any kind of animal flesh like beef or fish) or vegan (on top … Read More

Ways to Govern a Nation
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Post No.: 0847   Furrywisepuppy says:   Aristotle, who was born in 384 BCE, classified 6 types of political regime according to who governs and who benefits from this governance, in an attempt to identify, on normative grounds, what might … Read More

The Error of Supposing Our Suppositions are Correct
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Post No.: 0846   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We routinely make suppositions about other people’s motives and thoughts – but we shouldn’t suppose our suppositions are correct, or that our suppositions matter even if they are accurate. Unless we sense a … Read More

Investing in Electric Vehicles and EV Infrastructure
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Post No.: 0845   Furrywisepuppy says:   Electric vehicles (EVs) are gradually replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles because of the environmental benefits if they’re charged from renewable energy sources. That’s brilliant!   But investment into EV infrastructure (e.g. more … Read More

Tiger Parenting and ‘Tough Love’
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Post No.: 0844   Fluffystealthkitten says:   ‘Tiger parenting’ is about pushing one’s children to be the best, as if there’s no point existing unless you’re number one(!) It’s therefore a strict and demanding approach to parenting. Tiger parents are … Read More

How to Split Things Strategically
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Post No.: 0843   Furrywisepuppy says:   The technique of ‘one cuts the cake, the other chooses which slice’ is fine for things that can be split into two. But not everything can be.   In these cases, ‘one should … Read More

Reputation Laundering or Washing
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Post No.: 0842   Furrywisepuppy says:   International sporting competitions are always political because countries and borders are themselves political rather than are natural constructs. Countries don’t arise from nature but as a result of groups of people forming separate … Read More

Getting Out of a Vicious Cycle
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Post No.: 0841   Furrywisepuppy says:   Stressing about stress isn’t helpful(!) This logically creates a vicious cycle. So we’ve firstly got to accept that a situation is or will be stressful if it is or will be. And we’ve … Read More

States Must Protect Private Actors from Each Other Too
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Post No.: 0840   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Many human rights treaties can be invoked by any affected individual who is under the ‘jurisdiction’ or ‘competence’ of any of the member States of those treaties. Jurisdiction in International Human Rights Law … Read More

In Search of Utopia
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Post No.: 0839   Furrywisepuppy says:   The comparative method in political science involves picking an independent variable(s) (e.g. GDP) then comparing two or more groups (e.g. countries) against each other to see how they fare according to some dependent … Read More

Assessing People’s Real-World Aptitudes
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Post No.: 0838   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Apart from general intelligence, there are considered to be many other forms of intelligence that cannot be measured via traditional IQ tests…   Emotional intelligence is the aptitude to motivate yourself, persist in … Read More

Religious Extremism and Fundamentalism
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Post No.: 0837   Furrywisepuppy says:   Although religions often promote the highest ethical ideals, they’re also frequently implicated in violence. Even Buddhist monks have sometimes supported violence. Being religiously literate involves taking into consideration the fact that within any … Read More

Maximising Efficiency Versus Adaptability
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Post No.: 0836   Furrywisepuppy says:   Seeking efficiency always seems like a sensible goal. But we’ve got to be careful about specifically what conditions we’re trying to be most efficient for?   For instance, just-in-time (JIT) in supply chain … Read More

Pharmaceutical Solutions to Social Problems
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Post No.: 0835   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Businesses often overstate or even concoct problems just so they can market to us the ‘solutions’ that we ‘need’ for them.   Pharmaceutical companies, in particular, have been struggling to find new treatments … Read More

Munchausen Syndrome and Malingering
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Post No.: 0834   Furrywisepuppy says:   Munchausen syndrome or factitious disorder imposed on self is where one feigns illness or trauma in order to draw attention, sympathy or support from others onto oneself. It’s not always due to malingering, … Read More

Trying to Reason People Out of Views They Didn’t Reason Into
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Post No.: 0833   Furrywisepuppy says:   You’ll struggle to reason people out of views they didn’t reason themselves into, and this includes yourself and your own views too.   We aren’t purely rational creatures so it can at times … Read More

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