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  1. Comment on Ban on single-use plastic items approved by European Parliament in ~enviro

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    Bans on single-use plastics should be implemented everywhere immediately. Anyone know why it's not a more popular policy? Are politicians really worried the electorate will punish them for...

    Bans on single-use plastics should be implemented everywhere immediately. Anyone know why it's not a more popular policy? Are politicians really worried the electorate will punish them for implementing policies that will be a minor inconvenience now, but an important improvement to our future?

    18 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    what a coincidence! I just started listening to them this week

    what a coincidence! I just started listening to them this week

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    My thinking is similar. I'm wondering if I should move my family somewhere with more fresh water and arable land.

    My thinking is similar. I'm wondering if I should move my family somewhere with more fresh water and arable land.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    Hacker News and then searched out the invite thread on reddit

    Hacker News and then searched out the invite thread on reddit

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Andrew McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump in ~news

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    I'm glad we get to find out how democracy works behind the scenes like this. At least whenever someone is drumming up pre-orders for their book.

    I'm glad we get to find out how democracy works behind the scenes like this. At least whenever someone is drumming up pre-orders for their book.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on What non-fiction books have had lasting explanatory power? in ~books

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    The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Schelling I read it about 10 years ago, but I still find myself recalling some of it's principles whenever I am trying to negotiate something. I was also...

    The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Schelling I read it about 10 years ago, but I still find myself recalling some of it's principles whenever I am trying to negotiate something. I was also really taken with the idea of "Schelling Points" or points that for some reason people are more likely to coalesce to without prearrangement or communication. Game theory isn't really my field, though, so perhaps newer books on the subject have surpassed it.

    1 vote