Joshua N. Pritikin: Politics

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Global-scale

To avoid developing figurative tunnel vision, I find it useful to keep track of global-scale problems and solutions.

Problems

Reaction without forethought: "Something must be done. This is something. Therefore, we must do it."

Inept or corrupt leaders (e.g. The Most Dangerous Man in America 2009, South of the Boarder 2009, Inside Job 2010, Gas Land 2010, Gas Land / The Sky is Pink 2012, Oliver Stone's The Untold History of the United States 2012, etc)

(I have personally lost 15 IQ points due to drinking fluoridated water.)

High likelihood of deliberate or accidental nuclear disaster due to military devices pointing to a future like The Day After (1983). However, military device can remain undetonated; We are still courting utter ruin of the environment with mere nuclear power plants. Let us pray that we don't experience a large geomagnetic solar storm. Here is an external exposure dose chart. Internal exposure is much worse. More details here. It all started with the Manhatten project...

Solutions

We could have a carbon-free and nuclear-free U.S. energy system by 2050. Reinvent fire.

Sahaja meditation (Charlottesville Richmond)

Eat vegetables. Avoid bad medicine.

Participatory, recreational and amateur sports at all age groups and all levels of competition are more important to society than professional sports entertainment.

Computer-Based Math

Candidate Solutions

Dweck, C. S. & Leggett, E. L. (1988). A social-cognitive approach to motivation and personality. Psychological Review, Vol 95(2), 256-273.

Ethereum + Time Banking

Zero Garbage Challenge

A social justice political platform:

On Feminism

Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler proposed: "Feminism is the radical notion that women are people." As a first step, I encourage women introspect about whether they dress like people. Do you exude dignity with your style of dress?

Fun

Serious Eats But before you get too excited about the recipes, meet my grandfather.

More on nutrition

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting