Archive for November, 2012

Life’s real value « The Philosophical Primate

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Life’s real value « The Philosophical Primate. Since I see no external source of value in the world, I do have to consider value as something assigned by humans rather than existing independent of human opinions. And I see its purpose as to provide a lever for influencing the behaviour of humans (including myself) in […]

Bungee-Jumping Over the Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Robert Reich is right about this and if Obama screws it up I'll move to Canada and never vote for him again.

The Quickest Path to Palestinian Independence ?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic has what seems at first like a good idea. But what percentage of UN reps would endorse the principle that every person has the right to voting citizenship in some state?

What's with this silly "fiscal cliff" image?

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

As a number of people have pointed out, the US's fiscal "cliff" is no such thing. The ending of the Bush tax cuts on Dec 31 might perhaps slow down the recovery a bit and require budget rollbacks in a number of areas, but only until a suitable alternative plan is put in place. It […]

I Am Malala

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Is anything more important than this?