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Japan has gone first to be last having been just overtaken in the last year or two by South Korea on a per capita real GDP basis, PPP. The Lost Decade certainly has taken its toll on Japanese relative prosperity. Singapore overtook Japan in the 1970s – a testament to the Singapore miracle. Hong Kong …

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https://twitter.com/SadHappyAmazing/status/662133451286380545 The history of Australian aboriginals is sad enough without making up complete lies about their mistreatment. Their actual mistreatment was bad enough without making stuff up. @SadHappyAmazing That is an absolute liehttps://t.co/oTYDFPCGkd — Jim Rose (@JimRose69872629) November 5, 2015 I sat on the Student Representative Council with a Tasmanian aboriginal. Stephen was one of …

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Originally posted on Creativeconflictwisdom's Blog:
Great interview of Jon Haidt, author of forthcoming book ‘The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion‘ with Bill Moyers, on the polarization of US politics at: http://vimeo.com/36128360 Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still…

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Originally posted on Creativeconflictwisdom's Blog:
Marvelously self challenging list of cognitive biases from Wikipedia as pointed out to me by my friend John.  Cognitive bias describes the inherent thinking errors that humans make in processing information. Some of these have been verified empirically in the field of psychology, while others are considered general categories…

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GREENS: Time for tax breaks for green businesses @JulieAnneGenter https://t.co/oshBJ5DiNu — Magic Talk (@MagicTalkRadio) November 5, 2015 In the course of calling for generous subsidies to electric cars, Greens co-leader James Shaw and transport spokesman Julie Anne Genter destroy the case for further public investment in electric cars and charging stations. The Greens’ spokesmen refer …

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Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991), Norman Bates in Psycho (1960) and Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990). In making these characters famous, popular culture has also burned the words used to describe them into our collective …

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Originally posted on Utopia, you are standing in it!:
The best case I’ve seen recently for doing nothing about global warming was put by those arguing with the greatest sincerity and considerable technical skill that the next international climate treaty should be built around a climate club of those that comply with its obligations with…

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