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Shunning Corporations That Innovate to Make the World Worse for a Quick Buck

Shunning Corporations That Innovate to Make the World Worse for a Quick Buck

Jul 13, 2015 - Innovation should be good, but all too often it's progress toward the unhealthy. A stupid new smartphone is a perfect case in point.

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Should Federal Food Aid Come with Freedom of Choice?

Should Federal Food Aid Come with Freedom of Choice?

Jun 27, 2015 - Food stamps don't come with many restrictions. But some lawmakers are looking to change that. Are politicians on either side of the issue interested in genuinely debating the question, or is it just politics as usual?

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The Value of Struggle, and How You're Letting Technology Diminish It

The Value of Struggle, and How You're Letting Technology Diminish It

May 27, 2015 - You can find so much on the Internet. But if you want to increase your brainpower, you may be looking in the wrong place.

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Cameras on the Police: Checking a Persistent Abuse of Power

Cameras on the Police: Checking a Persistent Abuse of Power

May 19, 2015 - Police misconduct has been big news lately. With citizen confidence in law enforcement ebbing away, it may be best for both police and the public if every encounter between the two is witnessed by unblinking eyes.

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The Prosperity of Cheaters

The Prosperity of Cheaters

Apr 28, 2015 - We love giving lip service to the value of fair play, but with society so often sending a different message, our kids might think we're delusional to say that cheaters never prosper.

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Would Money for Mars Be Better Spent on Earth?

Would Money for Mars Be Better Spent on Earth?

Apr 21, 2015 - Mars is more popular than ever, with pie-in-the-sky talk of manned missions within our lifetime. But such aspirations don't come cheap. Should we really be throwing money into space when there's so much good it could do on the ground?

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Should You Drug Your Way to a Better Life?

Should You Drug Your Way to a Better Life?

Apr 13, 2015 - As medical science advances, the development of new drugs, along with increased understanding of oldies but goodies, "just say 'no'" will become ever more dubious advice. But what answers can we find in the world of drugs?

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"Designer Babies," Technophobia, and Scientific Responsibility

Mar 22, 2015 - Throughout history any advancement seen as altering "the natural way of things" has met with fear and resistance. Is "designer babies" just what's next in this tradition, or is there legitimate cause for concern over this and related developments?

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Money Is the Root of All Political Inequity (and You Should Stop Paying Into It)

Money Is the Root of All Political Inequity (and You Should Stop Paying Into It)

Mar 9, 2015 - While the U.S. is a democracy in some respects, when it comes to policy, a recent study shows that politicos do the bidding of the rich and pretty much ignore the rest of us. He who pays the piper calls the tune, right? But why are we playing along?

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Waking Up to the Need for (Enough) Sleep

Waking Up to the Need for (Enough) Sleep

Mar 2, 2015 - Many resign themselves to not getting enough sleep, while many others don't realize how much they need or what insufficient sleep does to the body and brain.

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