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Equality: The Answer to Everything?

January 2, 2012 by

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Summary: The book The Spirit Level published in 2009 outlines strong empirical proof that greater income equality creates a better society. Greater equality is inversely correlated with a large number of social problems, and even rich people are shown to be better off in more equal societies. Causation is supported by reasoning and experimental evidence. […]

On Being Different

December 1, 2010 by

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A few weeks ago I was staying in Olympia, Washingon. The city is pretty small with only 42,000 inhabitants and would not  be special if it had not got Evergreen State College. Many of the students going there belong to liberal green/ left activist movements. For two nights I was staying with one of them: […]

Conducting a fairytale – Shi-Yeon Sung

December 1, 2010 by

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Imagine a conductor in a shiny black suit on the stage, breaking the silent tension and the stillness of a frozen orchestra by waving a baton. Is that person in your imagination a ‘she’ or ‘he’? A conductor is someone who is directing art performances by musical ensembles such as orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles or […]

Bodies for rent

April 2, 2010 by

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Prostitution has always existed, but views on the subject have not been consistent throughout the ages. In the fifteenth century, prostitution was seen as a buffer against greater sins. In Florence an official body was created in 1403, the Onestà, in order to regulate prostitution. There are different theories as to why this body was […]