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March 25, 2017

There is an age old debate over what the basic until of society should be. Is it more important to protect the interests of the community or of the individual? Should we, for example, require all of o

8 hours ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Freedom’s Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Lose

Almost four years ago now, I wrote a post about a response I received in my twitter feed from a success coach who believed one should not say you “can’t afford” something but should frame it in terms

1 day ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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“You can’t commit atrocities with enlightened people, you need hatred, blindness and a knee-jerk xenophobia.”-Boualem Sansal, The German Mujahid The original manuscript of my forthcoming book Oscar’s

3 days ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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“Compassion..gives the person who feels it pleasure even in the very act of ministering to and succouring pain.”-J..B. Mozley, Sermon at Oxford University, 1876 Since writing yesterday’s post, I have

1 week ago

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Yucky Framing: If It Doesn’t Lead to Good Jobs, Feeding Children is a Waste of Money

In this clip Mick Mulvaney defends cutting programs that provide meals to low income children because he says they have not led to good jobs. He also defends cutting funding for Meals on Wheels becaus

1 week ago

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