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The Pox of Liberty - dixit the Political Economy of Public Health

A few weeks ago, I finished reading the Pox of Liberty authored by Werner Troesken. Although I know some of his co-authors personally (notably the always helpful Nicola Tynan whose work on water economics needs to be read by everyone serious in the field of economic history – … 823 more words


California Aims To Boost Worker Safety, One Nail Salon At A Time

OAKLAND, Calif. — What stands out upon entering Mai Dang’s nail salon, located on a busy street in Berkeley, Calif., is what’s missing — the stinging smell of nail products. 908 more words

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Advocacy Group Pushes For Changes In U.S. Food Assistance Program

As policymakers and health officials sound the alarm on the nation’s obesity epidemic, a team of researchers want to improve health outcomes among the most vulnerable Americans by overhauling the federal food assistance program. 1,033 more words

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Death becomes me

As part of a design project for The University of the Arts, Bremen, Joris Wenger has developed his own proposal for Nuclear Semiotics – (how we communicate the dangers of nuclear waste sites to future generations, which I covered in the…

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The Benefits of a Situational Awareness Hotline

Van Hipp, veteran of the United States Army and chairman of American Defense International, provides strategic consulting services related to the government and defense policy. Van Hipp is the author of The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It. 170 more words

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Horse Butcher for the World (1-19-1952)

If you’re getting ready to eat, maybe you’d better bookmark this one for later.  You have been warned!

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As 1951 turned into 1952, many Chicagoans noticed that their meat was tasting—well, … 344 more words