August 2011

Environmentalists Are Only Out To Ruin Your Fun

30 August, 2011 // 0 Comments

Stereotypes about environmentalists and members of the environmental movement abound; stodgy, uptight, preachy. But perhaps one of the most enduring is the myth that we are fun ruiners. We are out to destroy everything enjoyable in your life, and we ...

Charitable Appeals and the Deserving Poor

29 August, 2011 // 0 Comments

During the holiday season in the US, almost every newspaper runs some sort of charitable appeal or highlights community charities in a series of stories. It may keep track of donations from readers in a little box on the front page so people feel ...

Privatising Water, Creating Suffering

26 August, 2011 // 0 Comments

Globally, there is a severe water crisis. Billions of people lack access to safe supplies of drinking water and water-borne illnesses continue to be a problem in many regions of the world as people drink from contaminated water, cannot adequately ...

How Dare the FDA Do Its Job!

24 August, 2011 // 0 Comments

The origins of the Food and Drug Administration lie in a sort of wild West of unregulated medical practice, a world where anything could be slapped in a bottle and called a tonic, even if it killed people, where no regulations existed to protect ...

Health Care and Cost Ineffectiveness

23 August, 2011 // 0 Comments

The health care system in the United States is obviously broken down to the core, and in so many ways that it is clear a complete overhaul is needed. Patches are not sufficient when an entire system is structured and predicated in fundamentally ...

The Coding of Fatness

22 August, 2011 // 0 Comments

When was the last time you encountered a neutral depiction of a fat person? A casual illustration at the side of a news article, say, discussing a topic that has nothing to do with fat, one that perhaps needs people as an illustration, like coverage ...
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