Things I’ve been reading: 27th December 2020Reading
Ad Coronavirus An EMT pauses while loading a stretcher back into an ambulance after dropping off a patient at a coronavirus field hospital operated by Care New England in Cranston, R.I.
Liberating Structures are a selection of 33 alternative structures for facilitating meetings and conversations, curated by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless.
Around 7,000 years ago – all the way back in the Neolithic – something really peculiar happened to human genetic diversity.
Rewriting the story of human collaboration! (Pt 2. — Analog) Life is music, you don’t go to a concert to hear the last crash cymbal and leave, you go for the experience and enjoy a dance or you’ve missed the point¹.
When I ask my European friends to describe us — Americans, Brits, who I’ll call Anglo-Americans in this essay — they shake their heads gently. And over and over, three themes emerge. They say we’re a little thoughtless. They say we’re selfish and arrogant.
Before I had kids, I was afraid of having kids. Up to that point I felt about kids the way the young Augustine felt about living virtuously. I’d have been sad to think I’d never have children. But did I want them now? No.
Researchers proposed a carbon-neutral “synthetic oil well” on every rooftop.
Countries everywhere have laws protecting national security, and the duty of citizens to safeguard their country’s interests is generally acknowledged. National security, moreover, is of such importance that it is invariably legislated for by national parliaments.
In the face of protests composed largely of young people, the presence of America’s military on the streets of major cities has been a controversial development. But this isn’t the first time that Generation Z — those born after 1996 — has popped up on the Pentagon’s radar.
While many recent proposals for reforming capitalism would substantially change the way our economies operate, they do not fundamentally alter the narrative about how market economies should work; nor do they represent a radical departure for economic policy.
In the last couple of weeks, as the purges of alleged racists have intensified in every sphere, and as so many corporations, associations, and all manner of civic institutions have openly pledged allegiance to anti-racism, with all the workshops, books, and lectures that come with it, I’m reminded
Carbon removal is a fundamental part of our decarbonization and decolonization efforts. Holly Jean Buck offers a blueprint of an international Green New Deal that redresses the colonial imprint of First World nations’ carbon emissions. Authors Holly Jean Buck Published 22.06.
Passionate Gen Zers are finding ways to host protests in the digital world. As the strain of the pandemic curbed mass gatherings, community events and other meeting occasions of the public, protestors began finding new ways to continue their demonstrations in the digital world.
THE FINANCIAL industry reflects society, but it can change society, too. One question is the role it might play in decarbonising the economy.
As a seasoned therapist in NYC specializing in treating survivors of complex trauma and a subset of relational trauma known as narcissistic abuse syndrome, I encounter men and women who enter treatment baffled by the damage incurred by a female narcissist. Being certified in Dr.
Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled through the U.S. Public health authorities including the U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A nuclear energy venture founded by Bill Gates said Thursday it hopes to build small advanced nuclear power stations that can store electricity to supplement grids increasingly supplied by intermittent sources like solar and wind power.
Different ways of looking at the problem. With heat waves, wildfires, intense hurricanes, and other extreme weather events in the headlines, the ravages of climate change have become undeniable and unavoidable. Who or what is responsible for this?
Book review – British Politics – The TLS | Boris Johnson: The gambler by Tom Bower, reviewed by Rory Stewart