Introduction LO: A recent article in The Independent (see below) has enormous potential consequences. What may be good for one person, may well be bad for all other people. One could even argue it is the opposite of the Greater Good theory. A synonym is utilitarianism, "a family of normative ethical theories that prescribe actions that...
2 Jan, 2022
"Armand Girbes, ic-arts en hoofd van de ic-afdeling in het Amsterdam UMC, twijfelt aan strengere maatregelen die het demissionaire kabinet waarschijnlijk vandaag zal aankondigen. Dat liet hij gisteravond bij Op1 blijken. Volgens de ic-arts schort het een en ander aan de modellen waarop het OMT zich baseert. Ook vindt hij de tijd rijp om op een andere...
29 Dec, 2021
Introduction LO: I selected this article for a review because it's (i) counterintuitive and (ii) contradicts scientific research. Latter is also acknowledged in this article: "For decades, the conflicting experiences of city living have led urbanites and scholars to ask: are cities bad for mental health? The conventional wisdom and scientific answer for...
20 Dec, 2021
Introduction LO: Some 20-30 ago, someone used the word "medicine mafia" to me. He had ample experience with that world. Back then, it was new to me. Early 2015, I used that word in my blog Healthcare, medicine mafia and Automotive. Today, a synonym is used in this NR article: Public-Health mafia. Please realize that this article is an opinion and actually not a bad...
19 Dec, 2021
Axios title: The labor shortage is a health problemBy: Felix SalmonDate: 13 December 2021 "Almost half of unemployed Americans say health issues are the primary reason they're not working, according to new survey data from McKinsey, shared exclusively with Axios. Why it matters: If one of the key drivers of the labor shortage is Americans' physical and mental...
18 Dec, 2021
Introduction and update LO: Similar measures have been taken in U.S. public transport (eg, U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak suspends vaccine mandate for employees) in order to avoid to " needing to temporarily reduce some train frequencies across our network". Update Washington Post: "A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated the Biden...
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- The reverse currency wars have begun (Axios Macro)
- Fact check: did universal health care prevent corona deaths?
- Why do we have labour shortages?
- Identity vs Power: dialects
- Art vs Science
- Truth or dare?
- Collective vs individual behaviour
- Is Turkey more trouble to NATO than it is worth? (Economist)