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Manufacturing offence

  — The Dove advert controversy: how to ignore reality and fake racism for your own benefit —   This week one of the world’s largest corporations, whose existence depends on pleasing millions of customers, brazenly released an advertisement showing it believes black people are inferior to white people. Despite their marketing team being the … Continue reading

How to damage public health and the environment while feeling virtuous

— New e-cigarette law discourages smokers to quit and harms the environment —   In less than a month’s time, a law will come into effect which reduces public health and further damages the environment. It was passed by people who say they believe in promoting better public health and in protecting the environment. Yet … Continue reading

The free society and its enemies

— Electronic cigarettes, dogma and political irrationality — It is now exactly one year since I had a cigarette, yet I’m still addicted to nicotine and use it daily. Last year, in the midst of a bout of flu I switched to what are known as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. Most of them look nothing … Continue reading

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