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lauradodsworth 171 likes 24 Jul 22
A lot of thinking is upside down at the moment. It has a discombobulating effect on the contemporary rational thinker. In Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Charles Mackay wrote “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”
lauradodsworth 71 likes 21 Dec 21
The partnership between Sky and the Behavioural Insights Team could affect impartiality in its pursuit of politically contentious Net Zero.
lauradodsworth 54 likes 13 Sep 22
Hundreds of mothers and grandmothers died the same day as Elizabeth II. They are all mourned, privately. But they were not queens. The Queen’s death is a personal and family matter, and it is a constitutional, national and religious matter. As a queen who served with duty, constancy, good sense and humour, her loss is felt keenly by the nation, Commonwealth, and many beyond.
lauradodsworth 53 likes 11 Jan 22
The “Winter of Death” foretold by President Joe Biden has fortunately not materialised. Similarly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s warnings of the new “emergency in our battle with the new variant” and that a “tidal wave” of Omicron could be “so big that cancellations and disruptions, like the loss of cancer appointments, would be even greater next year” now seem over-stated.