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Medecci Lineil

Why we are willing and proud to pay taxes

I always notice that people get angry about what they think the government is doing, especially when they refer to themselves as taxpayers. You...

Health and economic inequality two-way process

Any healthcare system will not be able to solve inequalities everywhere. But that has not stopped policymakers from haring off after entirely the wrong idea...

Vaping isn’t perfectly safe but…

VIEWPOINT I understand why people don’t care about vaping and public policy. If you’re not a smoker and haven’t experienced some of the costs of smoking...

Disastrous consequences of Mao’s era of collectivisation

I finished rereading historian Frank Dikotter’s Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962 which I read for the first time...

The mistreatment, misunderstanding of internship

Google “unfair internships” and you get a blizzard of complaints. It’s understandable that young people may feel hard done by working for months without pay,...

Job automation isn’t that disruptive

I predict that, because of artificial intelligence and its ability to automate certain tasks that in the past were impossible to automate, not only...

Destroying jobs however we can

Pakatan Harapan will keep its pledge to create a million jobs. This is an idea that keeps repeating itself like a bad burrito. And apologies,...

It pays to be proud of one’s job

‘Do not be ashamed of your job … the value of the work you are doing and the personal gains that come from it.’ I...

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