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u/Descriptor27 · 26 pointsr/neutralnews

I've heard interesting arguments before about fixing healthcare by re-organizing it to actually be more truly free market (which we don't really have currently). For instance, not using a patent exclusion system for medicines, and instead encouraging a manufacturing licensure system instead. That is, a large pharmaceutical research company would make its money not by having exclusive rights to produce it for so many years (effectively a monopoly designed to ensure that they get their investment back), but instead would profit by licensing out their new medicines to separate manufacturers. In this sort of system, the medical research companies would profit most by selling as many licenses as possible, while the manufacturers would profit most by being competitive with other manufacturers. You would still probably need stringent FDA regulation to make sure this doesn't lead to a race to the bottom in quality and standards to get low prices (and thus compete more), but it would at least orient the industry back into a more free market system, thus reducing prices. (For reference, this approach came from the book "Towards a Truly Free Market").

Now, granted, I'm sure there's some aspect of the pharmaceutical industry that I'm not aware of that may make such an approach untenable, but it's at least a line of thinking that tries to fix the underlying problems, and not just gloss over it by focusing on how to pay for it. I also can't say for certain how you could apply similar principles to other aspects of the medical industry, but ultimately, if you can improve the currently inflating prices, the underlying payment system becomes less of a problem.

u/pbrand · 9 pointsr/neutralnews

According to this book, the alcohol temperance, abolition of slavery, and women's rights campaigns during the early 1800s were related to the Second Great Awakening, a Christian religious movement. From what I understand though, the heavy lifting wasn't done by party identity but instead extrapolitical organizations like the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which did not directly run for office (so that might slip right under your "current type of context").

In fact, all three of the Great Awakenings might be argued as have served a significant political vehicle in early US history.

u/MichaelClarkeDuncan · 5 pointsr/neutralnews

Maybe to you, but plenty of the guys working in the death camps weren't people who signed up for that, many or most were just regular civil servants who didn't have a choice. It's easy to sit back on reddit and judge them, but the people working those death camps may be more like yourself than you're comfortable admitting. Ordinary Men by Browning is a good monograph on this topic. So you can say that I have the distinction of not willingly participating, but plenty of these participants we now look at as monsters weren't willing either, but they didn't have a choice. I'm not saying they're saints, but the situation isn't as easy as we would like to imagine.

u/zachiswach · 1 pointr/neutralnews

You should give ["So You've Been Publicly Shamed"] ( by Jon Ronson a read. It covers different stories somewhat similar to this and explores the consequences. The book's fairly nuanced with some interesting ideas.

Probably one of my favorite books I've read this year.

u/PM_ME_A_PM_PLEASE_PM · 2 pointsr/neutralnews

Perhaps you'd enjoy some of the books from the host of that video? Here is his book on the british empire if you'd like more of his propaganda. Also, be sure to check out his book on what if the south won the civil war, that's full of more nonsense you'll be unable to discern as lies.

u/CaptBakardi · 2 pointsr/neutralnews

> How can you almost guarantee that? Do you have evidence to support the assertion?

I think its worth noting that in [The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11] ( it is demonstrated how all of Al Qaeda and thus arguably modern Islamic extremism stems from prison round ups and treatment in such prisons. This doesn't justify /u/mentaljewelry 's statement that the US was involved in his radicalization but supports that such detainment generally did.

u/jjolla888 · -1 pointsr/neutralnews

i bet Gambia is yet another victim of the Economic Hit Men - watch this interview with John Perkins who was a former EHM and confessed all:

the interesting bit starts aroung 1m26s

other sources:

[The New Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man] ( by John Perkins

edit: removed youtube link, added extra sources

u/theflamingskull · 2 pointsr/neutralnews

Amazon has it on dvd, but you'll need a non-regional or region 2 player to watch the film.

u/iushciuweiush · -7 pointsr/neutralnews

A 'bombshell' first reported by Donald Trump in his book The Art of the Comeback.

>From Library Journal
>Six years ago real estate developer Trump (Trump: The Art of the Deal, LJ 2/15/88) was several billion dollars in debt, owing in part, he says, to his complacency and the Tax Reform Act of 1986

u/nsocks4 · 16 pointsr/neutralnews

TLDR the international plan was not just a "sorry about that whole holocaust thing" that called for booting out the Palestinians. The Zionist concept of an independent Jewish state predates the Holocaust by decades, and plans had been drafted well before Hitler rose to power in Germany. By the time the UN voted to partition the country, a large Jewish community had been living in Palestine for sixty+ years, and smaller Arab-Jewish communities predated even the aliyahs.

Disclaimer: I have attempted to avoid biased language in this. I did not have space to cover every massacre or infraction by either side. This is intended to be a brief overview of the situation and a starting point to read and learn more about this immensely complicated subject, not a comprehensive history of the creation of Israel. It should be noted that Zionist != Jewish != Israeli. Likewise Arab != Muslim != Palestinian. There are and were Arab Christians, Arab Jews, and non-Arabs all involved in the situation.

Sources (just the first two I grabbed off my shelf):

Lacquer, Walter. The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict , 7th Edition.

Gelvin, David. The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War.

u/stankind · 2 pointsr/neutralnews

A printed version just for you: Chasing the Scream.

"Most dangerous" might or might not have been a slight exaggeration on my part, but not much. As for how things change when a substance is legalized, Chasing the Scream will tell you all about how and why use of heroin and other drugs has plummeted since becoming legal in Portugal.

u/Ginger_Lord · 26 pointsr/neutralnews

The difference is that these memorials were not just about remembering the past. If they were, then they would have gone up in the 1870's or 1880's when reconstruction ended. These statues went up during the next generation (2), why? As a celebration. These monuments were erected by the children and grandchildren of confederates who felt vindicated that their family's historic battle in defense of the social order was right. They felt that the North had instigated an unjust war, they felt that the North had tried to control the South during reconstruction and insult the South by forcing legal equality between the races upon them in spite of what they felt were clear mental and moral inequities between races (3, "The monument typifies the vindication of Mr. Davis and the cause of the Confederacy... the leading inscription being "Deo Vindice" (God will vindicate)."). And they felt that with the destruction of the reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow that they, the righteous and godly sons and daughters of the glorious but doomed confederacy, had finally won.

These statues were monuments not only to the honor of the dead, but also to the ideals that the CSA had fought for (4, "UDC [United Daughters of the Confederacy] members made the Lost Cause a movement about vindication as well as memorialization."). They were explicit endorsements of racism and have been a constant reminder to the black community of it's second-class status since they went up in the early 1900's. That's why this is different than a 9-11 memorial: memorials to 9-11 don't serve to dignify slavery and Jim Crow. These statues do, and that's why the blm wants them gone AND is why white nationalists get their jimmies knotted when they fall.

**EDIT Some Sauces:

1: A great response to a question about the history of these monuments by Mr. Zhukov himself from yesterday, outlining changing roles of these monuments thru the 1910's but not including the civil rights movement. I got a source or two from here.

2: SPLC monument timeline

3: Miller, James I.D. A Guide Into the South p 382

4: Cox, Karen. Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture (New Perspectives on the History of the South)

u/thor_moleculez · -2 pointsr/neutralnews

Bray is a professor of history at Dartmouth who has studied the various incarnations of the Antifa movement; in fact, he literally wrote the book. Appealing to his knowledge of Antifa is called an appeal to relevant authority (type 1), which is not actually a fallacy. In fact, if you look at the end of an academic paper and see a big list of sources, each one of those is it's own little appeal to relevant authority. I suppose they don't teach the difference between valid and fallacious appeals to authority in philosophy 100 courses anymore.

As for this moral analysis of Antifa's praxis, here's a question: are civilian casualties of US military operations acceptable? If so, then I struggle to see how a stray punch or two is somehow unacceptable when blowing children up is acceptable.

As for worries about escalation, it's not like what we were doing before Antifa came on the scene was stopping the Nazis. And Antifa tatics have worked in the past: see the Battle of Cable Street. True, it may not work in the US, but if it doesn't, I suspect it will be because of all the fucking equivocating.

Finally, Beinart's blah-blah--in failing to defend Trump as not-fascist he fails to undermine Antifa's justification for going after his supporters. He is just relying on the reader to agree with the implicit premise that Trump isn't fascist and then conclude along with him that Antifa is just doing wanton violence, instead of directing violence at fascist enablers. It's pure rhetorical sleight of hand.

u/regularly-lies · 3 pointsr/neutralnews

Mormons have a long memory when it comes to religious persecution, so Trump's attitude towards banning Muslims makes many of them wary.

Fun fact: A hundred or so years ago, if you were entering the US, you had to fill out a form that asked, amongst other more usual pieces of information, if you were a polygamist or an anarchist. People have been arguing about marriage in US courts for a very long time, and often thanks to Mormons (see: the book Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation). Anarchism was the "radical Islam" of it's day, with anarchists performing a large number of terrorist attacks in the US and Europe, including killing multiple heads of states (including US president William McKinley in 1901), and the Wall Street bombing in 1920, then the deadliest act of terrorism on US soil, which killed 38 people and one horse.

u/lookatthesource · 55 pointsr/neutralnews

10 Professions That Attract the Most Sociopaths

>7 - Policeman

>The power of life and death on your hip, a badge of authority on your chest, a uniform of distinction, and a really loud siren! Everyone’s familiar with the stereotype of a bad cop — those officers who readily abuse their power, resent the people they are meant to protect, and use cold-hearted superiority to justify their viciousness. It's an unfortunate reality that some of the biggest criminals lurk among those who've sworn to uphold the law.

-psychologist Kevin Dutton

u/arghdos · 9 pointsr/neutralnews

Racism can be a tricky thing to ascribe, especially if the author of it takes pains to hide their own motivations (as pretty much anyone besides avowed white nationalists would). However, if you look at his life, a pattern is fairly clear:

  • Frank Trump sued for discriminating against blacks in housing vacancies -- but "Donald wasn't in charge" you might say, but of course he was in charge of counter-suing the Justice department for a $100 mil, and accused the government of "forcing him to rent to “welfare recipients”"

  • Or a former Casino worker at Trump Atlantic, who claimed:
    "“When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor. … They put us all in the back.”", but he might have lied, so let's keep going.

  • Or a former COO of Trump Plaza, who claimed Donald went on a rant about how laziness is a trait for Blacks (screenshot from Google Books). But again, there's a motive -- selling more books, so we continue

  • How about the time that he took out a full page ad in the NYT advocating bringing back the death penalty for 5 Black men who were proved innocent by DNA evidence in a rape case. Of course, he must have just been standing up for the rule of law, and they did confess (although most say under duress)

  • Or how bout that time during the campaign where he claimed Jews wouldn't support him because he didn't want their money, and they wanted to control the politicians

    I don't expect to convince you, nor do I even want to argue this further. But if you don't see any reason why people might consider him to be racist aside from MSM, you're deluding yourself.