Daphne assassination impacted male birth rate – Study

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2020-03-08T10:25:22+01:00Sun, 8th Mar '20, 10:22|

A study published in specialist academic journal Early Human Development measures the impact on the rate of boys born in a society living in the aftermath of the assassination of journalists. The study, authored by Thomas Calleja, measures changes in the ratio of births between boys and girls after Veronica Guerin was killed in Ireland [...]

GUEST POST: The trickle-down effect

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2020-03-08T10:05:49+01:00Sun, 8th Mar '20, 10:05|

If you haven’t watched The Laundromat yet, I highly recommend you do. It’s a film based on the Panama Papers starring Meryl Streep who dedicated her performance to Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist ‘killed while collecting Panama Papers information.’  This tribute was made before the arrest of Yorgen Fench whose offshore company 17 Black was [...]

The madness in the plague

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2020-03-08T07:42:30+01:00Sun, 8th Mar '20, 07:42|

I have not written anything about COVID-19. Dealing with disease is a science and seeking to contain its consequences involves the science of managing prejudice, sometimes mass hysteria. Polemicists are useful for politics or sport or culture. Anything beyond science is a distraction for medicine. So, I will not comment on whether I think the [...]

GUEST POST: The anatomy of a Mafia State (1)

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2020-03-08T07:11:07+01:00Sun, 8th Mar '20, 07:11|

Sent in by someone known to me: The secret of a great success for what you are at a loss to account is a crime that has never been found and because it was properly executed. – Honoré de Balzac A mafia state has been defined as a state system where the government is tied [...]