Eyewitness Memories and Accounts
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Post No.: 0275   Furrywisepuppy says:   What we each perceive as reality is a subjective yet elaborate reconstruction of reality – of minds interpreting information from senses, coloured by personal expectation and open to influence. ‘Naïve realism’ is the … Read More

The House of Commons and the House of Lords
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Post No.: 0267   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In the parliament of the UK, there is a bicameral system, which means that it has two chambers. The House of Commons (or ‘lower house’ of the UK Parliament; the House of Representatives … Read More

The Gross Over-Reliance on GDP
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Post No.: 0263   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Gross domestic product’ (GDP) is the market valuation of all the final goods and services produced within a given time period in a country. It’s highly debatable as an adequate measure of an … Read More

Protecting Ideas with Intellectual Property Laws
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Post No.: 0235   Furrywisepuppy says:   This follows on from Post No.: 0199 and our brief overview of the different main areas of law, which I believe are very useful for everyone to learn about. Once more, one must … Read More

The False Dichotomy Between Liberal and Conservative Politics
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Post No.: 0206   Furrywisepuppy says:   There is generally a false dichotomy between politically ‘rightwing’ and ‘leftwing’ people. There are a lot of different schools of philosophy and they don’t fit neatly along one single linear dimension. For instance, … Read More

Teaching What Probably Needs to be Tort
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Post No.: 0199   Furrywisepuppy says:   Again, it’s tricky and maybe foolhardy trying to generalise legal topics that may come with various local differences depending on a country or state’s particular laws, but bearing this in mind…   Tort … Read More

Believing Only Other Countries Use Propaganda
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Post No.: 0181   Furrywisepuppy says:   Something as arbitrary or random as a coin toss to determine who goes into which group/team/class can be alone enough to create strong ingroup biases (i.e. the ‘heads’ members favouring other ‘heads’ members … Read More

Criminal Law and Crimes
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Post No.: 0172   Furrywisepuppy says:   Every sovereign country’s own laws are somewhat individual thus trying to generalise legal topics comes with this caveat. Nevertheless, there are some patterns across major parts of the world because of how legal … Read More

Why Aren’t There More Direct Democracies?
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Post No.: 0147   Furrywisepuppy says:   A direct democracy (or pure democracy) is a form of democracy where citizens directly vote to decide on political matters, as opposed to electing representatives who in turn decide on political matters on … Read More

Nuclear Weapons and Military Deterrents
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Post No.: 0106   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Do deterrents such as possessing nuclear weapons work? So far, since WWII at least, they haven’t been used in ‘hot’ anger (although they’ve played a key part of a tense and long ‘cold’ … Read More

Get to Know the Laws That Apply, to Your Advantage
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Post No.: 0089   Furrywisepuppy says:   Now it’s incredibly difficult, or perhaps even foolhardy or pointless, to generalise for a global audience a subject such as law because of the different laws and legal systems of different countries (or … Read More

Spoiler Candidates and Gerrymandering in Politics
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Post No.: 0076   Fluffystealthkitten says:   To follow on from Post No.: 0032, the problem of spoiler candidates in General Elections is that relatively similar political parties can take votes away from each other e.g. two or more relatively … Read More

Democracy is Often at Odds With Individual Liberty
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Post No.: 0068   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A lot of liberals (‘supporters of individual choice’ definition) and economic libertarians support democracy and the majority rule (where the electorate or ‘political market’ collectively decides the candidates or outcomes for all) – … Read More

Consider Not Voting if the Type of Voting System is Stupid
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Post No.: 0032   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Democracy is not perfect but is, on balance, said to be better than all the other previously tried forms of governance. No one is saying don’t ever vote, especially when some groups have … Read More

Politics is and Involves Every Single Citizen
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Post No.: 0010   Furrywisepuppy says:   Politics is and involves every single citizen, and it’s barely just about voting once every few years or so (hence for many things you don’t need to be of voting age). Leave it … Read More

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