The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie | Society | The Guardian

For many years, as a library manager, when questioning practices or introducing change I have been met with, in so many words, the proposition that: “but that’s not the way. We’ve always done it like this. Everyone else does it like this. Check with them. Why should we change” Such an attitude, at various times, created conflict between myself and my staff and between myself and my colleagues – not…

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Economists, an Excel error, and the misguided push for austerity

It is commonplace for people, business and government to follow the advice or determinations of “experts” on all manner of matters. Leaving aside the very real question (in many cases) of whether the expert is really such, there is a significant problem with this practice. That problem is that once someone has gained acceptance as being an “expert” or “authority” in a particular field, there appears to be a lower…

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One Simple Trick to Help You Graduate From College: Be Rich

The economic policies of modern western governments such as Australia and the USA are achieving the precise opposite of what a democratic government should be about – the well-being of all its citizens. That this is so is incontrovertibly demonstrated in many areas of life but none so dramatically as the inverse ratio of wealth distribution over the last decades which shows categorically that as the richest few get richer,…

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POLAR BEARS IN TROUBLE – DO WE CARE?

That politicians and government leaders such as Tony Abbott can turn their backs on science and hence TURN THEIR BACKS ON THE NATURAL WORLD is a CRIME. I am sickened by the climate change deniers. I don’t care whether the scientists are right or the deniers are right – the fact is that the World and its species, including humanity are already suffering the effects of Global Warming. Of that…

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