Tag: Switzerland

Why The United States Isn’t A True Democracy

With the 2016 US Presidential election in full swing, many candidates have fallen back on praising American democracy. In an interview with Time, Hillary Clinton said “we have to knit this democracy back together”. Clearly, the presidential election is the purest expression of the democratic process… right? Well, not exactly. In fact, not only is the election non-democratic, but America...

Why don’t scientists have more authority in government? | Robert Crease | TEDxCERN

Translator: Mary Kay Reviewer: Denise RQ There’s a cartoon by Randall Munroe, the xkcd artist, that shows two people speaking and one says to the other, “That person over there believes silly things, like that fossils are fakes, and the world is only 6,000 years old.” And the other person goes, “Not a problem, the Universe doesn’t care what people...

Top 20 Happiest Countries To Live In The World

How to measure happiness? Greek philosopher Aristotle talked about two kinds of happiness: hedonic, meaning pleasure gained from experiences, that kind of instant gratification. Then there’s eudaimonic happiness, which is more related to sustained happiness, self-realization, and a sense of well-being. If you are happy and you know it…you might be wrong. There’s this thing called the “pleasure paradox”, which...

Why planting a garden is a political act | Louis-Albert De Broglie | TEDxLausanne

Translator: Nathaly Carolina Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs Growing food. This is a red tomato – well-balanced, well-shaped, no taste, no flavour. Maybe a bit of residue of pesticides. It’s a good example and symbol of our food industry and the way the agrosystems work. Well, here you have industrial farming – destruction of the soil, pollution of the air, pollution of...