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Hubris: The Psychological and Spiritual Roots of a Universal Affliction

Michael DeWilde ceibs.edu Introduction The topic of hubris in business and among businesspersons has been taken up in earnest at least since Richard Roll’s celebrated article laying out the argument for a hubris hypothesis in 1986. In the twenty-five years … Continue reading

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Call for compulsory contraception

Marco Hochgemuth RNW The Netherlands needs legal provisions to allow compulsory contraception for serious drug addicts, psychiatric patients and the mentally handicapped. That’s the controversial argument being made by Queen Beatrix’s brother-in-law Pieter van Vollenhoven, former head of the Dutch … Continue reading

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First Genetically Modified Wheat To Be Introduced Into Commercial Market

Natasha Longo Prevent Disease Under the guise and typical argument for creating most genetically modified (GM) foods, a trial of GM wheat claimed to repel green flies and blackflies has begun, in the hopes for the industry that it will … Continue reading

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George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946

Vincent Ferraro Mtholyoke.edu Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem And The Gift of Challenging People: Part Two

Nanette Burton Mongelluzzo Psych Central “The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather, a condition of it.” __Friedrich Nietzche This is the second part of the blog on Self-Esteem and The Gift of Challenging People. … Continue reading

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Clean water battle takes “perplexing” turn

Kristin Shafer PANNA Lawmakers are taking another run at weakening the national rules protecting our waterways. This time, they’re using the specter of West Nile virus to make the case for reviving a pesticide loophole that was recently closed. But … Continue reading

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A Brave Face

Source: ABC/Journeyman Pictures Last year in Bangladesh there were 179 acid attacks. Often the result of land disputes, the crime has long been seen as family business. Finally, police are cracking down on this nations shame. Seventeen year old Hasina … Continue reading

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Compassion Cannot Be Forced

Source: Daily Bell The great moral argument of the left is that the government policies they advocate create a fairer and more compassionate world. Everything they advocate flows from the overt assumption that if you want a fair and compassionate … Continue reading

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Nursing home workers ‘use waterboard torture on 89-year-old woman with dementia after arguing over ice cream’

Source: Daily Mail Two nursing home workers have been arrested over claims they used the waterboarding torture technique on an 89-year-old woman suffering from dementia. Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed of Jonesboro, Georgia were held by police after a co-worker says … Continue reading

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