Tag: democracy

Cold War

A Pacific war, sparked by Taiwan, would be a bloody cataclysm, and no one would be well served by it. Australia doesn’t have to choose. On Sep 16th, 2021 Australia effectively chose. Following years of sharply deteriorating relations… Read More

Politics

Biden is unlikely to overreach in the Middle East. But as Kissinger could tell him, it would also be a mistake for him to turn his back on it. That KJU (Kim Jong Un) was not present is… Read More

Taiwan

Long left out in the cold, Taiwan is ready to be a global force for good. It all comes down to government clarity and transparency. You have to let the people know what the government is trying to… Read More

Climate

If we don’t want people to drink so much alcohol, rather than taxing alcohol, we can subsidize everything that is not alcohol. We should just tax carbon pollution. Climate change is causing distress, anger and other negative emotions in… Read More

Fake News

She warned people about the dangers of taking ivermectin and the impact that shortages could have on animals. How misinformation created a run on animal medicine. This pattern and practice of misbehavior suggests that Amazon is either unwilling… Read More

Disasters

The key to disaster response is ensuring the public does not feel fear. The myth of panic. Air pollution is the greatest external threat to human health on the planet. By far the greater killer than smoking, car… Read More

Election Day

What does an election mean in Russia? Why Trump still has so many supporters at a time when the coronavirus epidemic is raging. Watching fellow Chinese intellectuals double down on their support for former U.S. President Donald Trump…. Read More

Post-Pandemic

Among health care workers, the prolonged battle against Covid-19 has intensified a long smoldering problem. The symptoms of depression, burnout and moral injury call out for research that looks at whether psychedelics can play a role in healing… Read More

Facebook

The metaverse heightens our challenges. Issues such as personal privacy, marketplace competition, and misinformation only become greater due to the interconnectedness of that phenomenon.  Facebook is acting like a hostile foreign power; it’s time we treated it that… Read More

America

After decades of foreign policy radicalism that has created a string of disasters, Biden may at least begin to revitalize the United States’ role in the world. Covid-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the Spanish… Read More

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