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Michael Hobbes in The New Republic:
It seemed like such a good idea at the time: A merry-go-round hooked up to a water pump. In rural sub-Saharan Africa, where children are plentiful but clean water is scarce, the PlayPump harnessed one to provide the other. Every time the kids spun around on...
Disgust is often used as a tool of persuasion. But are gut feelings ever a reliable guide in questions of right and wrong?
Carol Hay in Aeon:
Every spring a pro-life group – one whose campaigning methods are so shockingly offensive that I won’t publish their name here – sets up shop on my university’s campus quad. The group’s shtick involves displaying billboard-sized images of aborted foetuses...