The crisis of expertise

image edited by Web Investigator Experts are either derided or held up as all-seeing gurus. Time to reboot the relationship between expertise and democracy by Tom Nichols is professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College, an adjunct professor at the Harvard Extension School, and a former aide in the US Senate. His latest book is The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters (2017). He lives in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2002, a distinguished historian wrote that the widely told tales of ‘No Irish Need Apply’ signs in the late 19th-century United … Continue reading The crisis of expertise

Saving Money Was Too Stressful, So I Gave It Up to Live a Normal Life

by John McDermott Gemma and Robert Hartley had been living frugally for five years when he broke down and decided he couldn’t do it anymore. They’d reduced their overall debt, which include a mortgage, credit card debt and medical bills, from $130,000 to $105,000. And supposing their incomes continued to increase, their penny-pinching plan would leave them debt-free within another five years, with even their house paid off in full. But Robert had reached his limit. He was tired of living with their three children in a three-bedroom house in a rundown neighborhood in Reno. He wanted something bigger and … Continue reading Saving Money Was Too Stressful, So I Gave It Up to Live a Normal Life

10 MONUMENTALLY FALSE CLAIMS MADE BY CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE ABOUT HEALTH

by Paul A. Philips, Guest Waking Times The grossly deceptive world we live in couldn’t be better exemplified than by conventional medicine. More and more people are expressing their distrust. They see right through conventional medicine’s crooked corporate greed-driven hidden ulterior motives. It starts with a deliberate narrow corporate sponsored curriculum in medicals schools. This essentially mechanistic, pharmaceutical drug-based approach to health takes the focus of attention away from other alternative health practices to reduce competition. In research institutions, ulterior motives find their way into corporate sponsored bad science to favour desired experimental outcomes related to profit. Crooked approval bodies then … Continue reading 10 MONUMENTALLY FALSE CLAIMS MADE BY CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE ABOUT HEALTH