Freeconomy Blog - December 2010
Are we wise to extend human life at all cost?
Out of all the issues that arise from the contemplation of the prospect of moneyless living, the matter of health is - unequivocally - the most controversial. The questions I get asked, the debates it raises, are often extremely heated and emotive (though factual at the same time). "My sister wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for a dialysis machine" or "I couldn't have had my beautiful son if it wasn't for IVF treatment" type comments aren't uncommon; in fact, answering them was one of my daily jobs until I recently realised I wanted to actually enjoy my little time here too.
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Love, Julian Assange and saving the entire planet
This week the Freeconomy blog is less of an in-depth exploration of a particular issue or philosophical question, and more of a collection of small thoughts on random things. I normally keep such minor ramblings to myself; they're usually too small to justify a blog posting in themselves. But I thought this week that it would be good to get your viewpoints on some of them. So here is a collection of the miscellaneous thoughts that ran through my head during a thirty six mile round cycle trip to Bristol in the snow this weekend.
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