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Why is bigger better?

My question may trigger a negative response (eg, "not true"). Nevertheless, one can only conclude that we - at the very least subconsciously - must believe in bigger = better. I do not but I'm an exception, along with 15% of the world population. About 85% live in urban areas. My village (c.2,000 people) offers at least something: an elementary school, bars,...

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Positivity and negativity: micro and macro

We all know these Happy-Go-Lucky people. They radiate positivity and can bring sunshine to your day. We also know people who can suck out any positivism from our (and their) life. Most of us are keen to avoid them. Recently, I was wondering if such positivity and negativity may also happen at a macro level. My curiosity was triggered by societies that are becoming...

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Fact check: did universal health care prevent corona deaths?

Introduction LO: The Netherlands has Universal Health Care. USA does not. Hence, a comparison makes sense. Dimensions: Population:Cumulative deaths:in % of population:savings claim in article:claim in % of population:revised mortality % US of America: 330 million1 million0.3%300,000+0.09%< 0.21% The Netherlands: 17.6 million40,0000.23% About half of the Covid-19...

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Identity vs Power: dialects

The Hague is the Dutch seat of power while Amsterdam is its capitol. The further you move away from The Hague, the more dialect you will hear. First quantity, then intensity. I suppose geographical distance from Power increases the need for Identity. Dialects must be the earliest example of Identity vs Power. Last Thursday evening, I did not understand a local...

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The Universe is flat?

My apartment has relatively high ceilings because it's an old building. The sunlight comes sideways through my windows. If I don't leave my apartment, the world might appear like a big pancake (ie, flat). It's an optical illusion. Several centuries ago, sailors assumed Earth was flat as they didn't experience curves. The latest scientific assumption is that the...

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Ethics: micro vs macro

The US Supreme Court is about to rule on the federal right of abortion. Some US states are already preluding on its verdict and are only allowing abortion for early pregnancies (ie, less than 15 weeks). Should individual ethical issues even be governed by national laws? The Netherlands (my country) does not have a legal right on this ethical issue. In principle,...

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