, GOVERNMENT,

Government Is Addicted to Banning Substances

Nate Baker on journal.ftn.media: The government has a substance problem and ’s time for an intervention.


IT, SECURITY, , ENGINEERING

Safe and sound

Neil Jenkins on blog.fastmail.com: “The phrase “we take your privacy and security seriously” is the preamble to many a mea culpa from companies who, frankly, didn’t.”


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Risk it

Lary Wallace on aeon.co: “At their best, daredevils rival philosophers and mystics in their exploration of human mortality and spirit”


SOCIETY, , HISTORY

Union of sexist soviet republics

Chelsea Follett on capx.co: “The reality of centrally planned economics is shockingly sexist, no matter how much lip service was paid to gender equality. When there is no market incentive to fulfill human needs, it is women’s needs that are forgotten first.”


POLITICS, DIPLOMACY, BORDERS

Next year in Jerusalem

Simon Torkington on weforum.org: “Reuters reports that Israeli officials have welcomed the Trump administration’s move, with Palestinian leaders calling it ‘a kiss of death’ to the two-state solution.”


DRUGS, PROHIBITION

Live and let live

Susana Ferreira on theguardian.com: “Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime”


POLITICS, ACTIVISM

Turkey’s “good“ party

Bartu Özden on speakfreely.today: “In conclusion, it is natural to see new political parties in a country where there is a significant group of people who are dissatisfied with the existing ones, but the Good Party now has a question to answer”


EDUCATION,

“Academic Journal Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning”

Patrick Burns on quillette.com: “So, in our institutions of higher education and our research labs, scholars first produce, then buy back, their own content.”


, , MEDIA

Rocket to russia

Tara Susman-Peña : “Gains made by consumers on the front lines of Russia’s propaganda war with Ukraine demonstrate that with practice, it is possible to navigate the fog of a post-truth world.”


MILITARY, POLITICS

Trump’s folly

Stefan Shover on niskanencenter.org: “America lacks leverage over the Kim Regime and shouldn’t risk a war over its nuclear program.”

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