Tag Archives: Public Health

Loners and Outsiders

One day back in the the 1980s I had a vivid dream in which I saw a long chain of bodies (actually robot mechanical diggers) being drawn up into the sky from  the surface of a spinning planet, and I … Continue reading

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Moral Crusades Fuel Mounting Anger

Every day seems to bring news of a new stabbing or killing: “In the moments leading to the violent killing, both men appeared to be involved in an altercation lasting three minutes. Nothing justified the extraordinary violence that followed and … Continue reading

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Health Headlines

Health headlines I found on Google news today: I found all these headlines somehow rather disturbing. The idea of health checks (first headline) bothers me these days, because in the past you used to go and tell doctors that you … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Personal Experience

I wrote yesterday that I thought that mandatory restrictions on the size of food portions would trigger a social uprising of a kind that didn’t happen with smoking restrictions and smoking bans. And this was because, while smoking bans only … Continue reading

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Disempowering The People

Something I noticed a day or two back: ‘Lecturing people about smoking and drinking doesn’t work’ – warns Cumbria health boss Colin Cox, director of Cumbria County Council, said that putting pressure on people to change their lifestyles could do … Continue reading

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Contrary To Official Guidelines

Rose drew attention to this yesterday: Over 65? Eat butter and cakes to keep you healthy: Latest dietary advice for pensioners MILLIONS of old aged pensioners can stave off malnutrition this winter by eating full-fat foods such as cakes and … Continue reading

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The Idle Theory of Government

In Idle Theory, all wealth is idleness. And economic growth is growth in social idleness: as the economy grows, people need to do less and less work to stay alive. And so, over time, thanks largely to technological innovations – … Continue reading

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