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If China’s growth is so strong, why is inflation so weak? (The Economist)

The Economist title: If China’s growth is so strong, why is inflation so weak? The Economist subtitle: A paradox that has analysts snickering Date: 27 April 2023 "When America unshackled its economy from pandemic-era restrictions two years ago, it also unlocked inflation. By mid-2021, consumer prices were rising by more than 5% compared with the previous year....

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The paradoxical origin of misogyny

Contemporary views on misogyny are quite simple: men are sexist and responsible for misogyny. No further action - let alone research - is deemed necessary. The objective fact that (nearly) all men are raised by their mothers does not even raise any suspicion. "According to a new study by researchers at the University of the Basque Country in Spain, mothers...

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Propaganda

There have already been several people arguing that restricting access to (foreign state) propaganda is against the (individual) right of free speech. I trust you will see the inherent contradiction(s). Nevertheless, let's assume, for the purpose of this blog, that these people actually believe in what they're arguing. The above is an example of the paradox of...

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The Paradox of Our Age by Dr. Bob Moorehead

The Paradox of Our Age by Dr. Bob Moorehead "The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but...

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The paradox of choice (2)

Since several days, I'm puzzled about the proverb "quality over quantity". If that proverb is true - which I believe it to be - then why use certain apps (eg, dating) the reverse approach: quantity over quality? A cynical answer would be: to get you addicted to their app. There is plenty of support for that view: Curiosity, Men'sHealth, MarketWatch, NewStatesman,...

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The paradox of information

Mark Zuckerberg's recent speech argued that Facebook's unregulated platform of (dis and mis-) information is to be preferred over the Chinese information model, mandated by its government. Let's call this dilemma the paradox of information, similar to Karl Popper's paradox of tolerance: "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of...

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