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This sure isn’t alarming at all….. Suppose you wanted to do a study of diet and nutrition, with thousands of participants randomly assigned to follow one meal plan or another for years as their health was monitored? In the real world, studies like these are nearly impossible. That’s why there remain so many unanswered questions […]

Black in America

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On April 16, 2018

Q: Why do black babies and black mothers die at rates far higher than white babies and white mothers? A: Because black lives do not matter to white people. From 1915 through the 1990s, amid vast impro

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Epidurals and Purity

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On July 14, 2016
I have never understood the idea of women putting themselves through extreme pain in childbirth so they could feel “natural.” Now, I’ve never been through childbirth nor do I have children so maybe you can I don’t know what I’m talking about. But what other painful medical procedure do people undergo where pain medication is […]
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The (Near) Perfect Capitalist

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On September 23, 2015
Sure Martin Shkreli is human scum. But as a capitalist, isn’t he doing what he is supposed to be doing? The goal is to make money. Anything getting in the way of that is irresponsible to that singular goal. So why shouldn’t he force people to die in order to make profit? After all, as […]

Today in Human Scum

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On September 22, 2015

The worst person in the entire world may well be the pharmaceutical capitalist Martin Shkreli. Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-

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