Tag Archives: society

Big Pharma Financial Power Pressures Journals to Accept Papers

A former French health minister has come out with some shocking information regarding the integrity of scientific publications. He has heard editors of science journals admit that pressure from pharmaceutical giants is so big as to get papers pushed into publications and bypass the usual review process. Philippe Douste-Blazy is a cardiologist, former French health minister, former Under-Secretary General of […]

Continue reading »

Let things fix themselves? Everything auto-corrects? No, people make things change.

Engaging in certain actions or behaviors will produce a certain result. Problems are present and are created by certain actions or behavior. If the resulting problem is to be corrected, behavior needs to change. Causes lead to effects or producing certain results. Some causes can be changed to produce different effects or results. Some people don’t want to change. They […]

Continue reading »

Common Acceptance of Fairness and Harm Values Drive Intergroup Tolerance

Tension, controversy, friction and conflict are part of life when opposing sides try to achieve their respective dynamic to change things. But not all opposition means an outright inability to coexist in a society. Tolerance is required in many cases. Somethings can or are to be tolerated, while others shouldn’t. The key component to stability is a common moral understanding […]

Continue reading »

Is the West ‘Dying’ from Lower Fertility Due to ‘Intelligence’?

Modern societies are built on flawed axioms for how to live. They require increasing populations to sustain welfare, social security and old age pensions. If a population doesn’t have ~2.1 children on average, then it begins to fall into population decline. Fertility matters to centralized authority planners in order to keep their economy propped up and growing. To keep going, […]

Continue reading »

Is the World Reducing Consumption of Materials (Dematerialization)? Research Says No

Are we as humans taking more from planet Earth than it can sustain and replenish? When the quantity of materials required to produce something is reduced over time, this is called dematerialization. The above question is the main objective behind understanding dematerialization. sourceAs there is an increase in technical performance, there is a reduction in the need for material. Technology […]

Continue reading »

Ground Children, Cage Adults

source, sourceWhen children misbehave in certain ways, parents often send them to their room for punishment. When adults misbehave in certain ways, the mommy-daddy-nanny state chooses to cage people as punishment. These cages are allegedly there for our rehabilitation in a prison system. sourceAs a society, we are not dealing with the problem through a collective pressure in our community […]

Continue reading »
1 2 3 7