The expendables: Health consequences of child labor in 19th Century England
If we’re going to go back to the 19th century, we might as well know what it was like.
"Divine" legislation mapped: Religion blocks freedom and democracy across the globe
"Societies with greater social inequality are more likely to worship gods that are attributed with a dominant character."
Conspiracy theories cause the rise of populism
Many studies have tied the rise of conspiracy theories and populism to an increasing level of inequality.
Collective forms of governance, infrastructural investments, and collaboration all help societies last longer
Archaeologists can search for patterns that help account for why certain places retained their importance longer than others.
Directors who disagree politically with an incoming CEO are more likely to leave
“Executives’ political ideologies have a profound impact on the organization, so it is imperative to understand whether the political views of those in the upper echelons play a role in cultivating who sits at the apex of the firm.”
Key policies for degrowth in the fight against climate change
"Production is organized around the interests of capital accumulation rather than around human well-being [resulting] in a system that overuses resources and yet still fails to meet many basic human needs".
Dark personality traits make people susceptible to fake news
The stronger the "dark factor of personality" of the participants, i.e. the more pronounced their self-interest at the expense of others, the more they doubted there was a difference between scientific findings and mere opinions.
The expansion of capitalism led to a deterioration in human welfare
A new international study claims that capitalism has not made us happier, or richer, or more equal.
Health services are not living with Covid, they're dying from it
Now is the time to face the fact that the Western world’s attempt to ‘live with Covid’ is the straw that is breaking the back of health services.
Have "neoliberal" policies, institutions prompted preference for greater inequality?
Neoliberalism, which calls for free-market capitalism, regressive taxation, and the elimination of social services, has become the predominant global socioeconomic framework since the late 1970s.
Lies that 'might' eventually come true seem less unethical
Whether the situation involves a politician making a controversial statement, a business stretching the truth in an advertisement or a job seeker lying about their professional skills on a resume, “it might become true in the future” is used to justify statements that are verifiably false in the present.
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