Capitalism and a populist movement against...
Very concerning article, which greg mankiw posted on his blog. So many concerns people propose are naturally side effects of the movement towards productive and efficient markets. Recently i was listening to a discussion of India's food market and there had been discussion that walmart could enter the market and create more efficiency. As of now there isn't enough food and the food that does come to market is very expensive. Walmart would solve that problem... naturally many would be forced out of the food industry and have their labour allocated to more productive industries... unemployment is not a correct title for these people as they are simply structural and frictional unemployment assumed to be temporary... india would be better off with walmart... will the government support such a policy... probably not...
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A NASA astronomer explains how astronauts dispose of their, uh, dark matter.
- When nature calls in micro-gravity, astronauts must answer. Space agencies have developed suction-based toilets – with a camera built in to ensure all the waste is contained before "flushing".
- Yes, there have been floaters in space. The early days of space exploration were a learning curve!
- Amazingly, you don't need gravity to digest food. Peristalsis, the process by which your throat and intestines squeeze themselves, actually moves food and water through your digestive system without gravity at all.
The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
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