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Art of Thumbnails, Food Timeline, Medieval Jobs and 4-Minute Millionaire

Source: Jelena Jankovic ⚡ Welcome to #26 of 10+1 Things! It's been a long time since I've written you a letter. Initially, I planned for a two-week break from writing as I was on vacation celebrating my…

20 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
10+1 Things by Rishikesh Sreehari
10+ Steps to End the Pandemic

—> Masks out. Hospitalizations numbers tweaked. Testing being scrapped. Risks re-evaluated. Deaths “with” vs. “from” considered. These recent sea changes in public policy were recommendations we had way…

17 Jan 2022 • 7 min read
Rational Ground by Justin Hart by COVID Reason
📰 Above The Fold

🗞 Newspapers: In the old days, before the internet, daily information was delivered in the form of printed pages of paper called a newspaper. It was folded in a particular way so when thrown from the…

17 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
Deplatformable Newsletter by Paul Macko
Ideas For A Dystopian Novel

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ I've been kicking around some ideas for a dystopian novel lately, and I was hoping readers might be able to provide me with some feedback. I'm picturing a story set…

17 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
Caitlin’s Newsletter by Caitlin Johnstone
Featured Publication
ChinAI #169: general artificial intelligence and Chinese philosophy

Greetings from a world where… if Trader Joe’s really wants to keep using something like Trader Ming’s for their Chinese food, they should at least change it to Trader Zhou’s, am I rite? …As always, the…

17 Jan 2022 • 6 min read
ChinAI Newsletter by Jeffrey Ding
Ideology Today - Irfan Ajvazi

Ideology Today I hope l'm not intruding here, so l'm sorry if I am. However, no, ideology doesn't have a "good" or "bad" nature intrinsic to it. It's a rather complicated topic, especially without understanding…

17 Jan 2022 • 8 min read
Irfan Ajvazi Notebooks by Irfan Ajvazi
Worried Titans, Stressed Workers, Happy Bankers

The world is going to heck in a handbasket, and workers are overwhelmed. But equity investors will pop the champers come year-end, and the US economy is headed for its best year in decades. That’s the…

17 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
Irwin Stelzer- This Week in Economics, and Next by Irwin Stelzer
Opinion Today

Subscribe now Political Party Preferences Shifted Greatly During 2021 Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup On average, Americans' political party preferences in 2021 looked similar to prior years, with slightly more…

17 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
Opinion Today by Polling Report, Inc.
THIS CRAZY DAY IN 1972: The bank time bomber revealed!

Why do we run this separate item peeking into newspapers from 1972? Because 1972 was part of the ancient times when everybody read a paper. Everybody, everybody, everybody. Even kids. So Steve Bertolucci…

16 Jan 2022 • 16 min read
Roseland, Chicago: 1972 by TBD.
Ancient and Integrative Medicine

Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine (TIM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) remain the most ancient yet living traditions. These are the two ‘great traditions’ with sound philosophical, experiential…

16 Jan 2022 • 9 min read
LAUGHTER AND TEARS by CeliaSue Hecht by CeliaSue
Class struggle and the fight for democracy: 8 propositions

In past issues, The Platypus has focused on how racism has driven the authoritarian turn in the U.S. We’ve described research by Larry Bartels showing that “ethnic antagonism erodes Republicans support…

16 Jan 2022 • 15 min read
The Platypus by Deepak Bhargava
The AI Control Problem in a wider intellectual context

Epistemic status: A public intellectual is someone interesting enough that we have decided to let them be obviously wrong. I, unfortunately, am not even a public intellectual. I’ve been thinking about…

16 Jan 2022 • 15 min read
Philosophy bear by sumdepony
Pizzagate Exposed: Part 1

I want to start my Pizzagate series by establishing the fact that pizza has been a known pedophile code word used by predators to operate hidden in plain sight for many years. In October of 2016, when…

16 Jan 2022 • 9 min read
Liz Crokin Report by Liz Crokin
The Silverton Papers

Two days ago, I posted about The Times Education Commission. Specifically, I referred to a claim by journalist Kate Silverton that “It’s the schools that have the strictest discipline that have the highest…

15 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
Filling The Pail by Greg Ashman
"People in pain want relief. But emotional pain, like physical pain, does not necessarily point directly toward its cause."

The New York Times runs a piece raising a few tentative questions (and repeating a lot of utter nonsense) about youth gender transition. Reading the Reader Picks comments is a better use of your time:…

14 Jan 2022 • 9 min read
Writing behavior by Eliza Mondegreen by Eliza Mondegreen
Somebody to Love #166

Dear friends of Daily Philosophy, last week we read two passages from Epictetus about how to approach the everyday annoyances in one’s life. Since then, I sent you the first premium post with the announcement…

14 Jan 2022 • 12 min read
Daily Philosophy by Dr Andreas Matthias
Why does the Trevor Project want to separate kids from their parents?

It’s an honestly posed question. The Trevor Project started out nobly, with a raison d’etre that everyone agreed with: preventing young gay people from suicide. For unknown reasons, the Trevor Project…

14 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) by Parents of PITT
How the Bhakti Movement Gave Hindus a Breather

BEGINNING WITH THE SO-CALLED ARAB INVASION of Sindh and even today (albeit in a different form), the single biggest failure of Hindus has been one or more or all of the following: inability, unwillingness…

14 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
The Dharma Dispatch Digest by The Dharma Dispatch