Posts for the “regx2 quotable quotes” category

Quote: ….. is one of extreme pragmatism based on a cost-benefit analysis that apparently excludes moral accounting : The Guardian

by Julia Evans on February 14, 2015

I have decided to resurrect ‘Quotable Quotes’. Usually, this is because something strikes me as immediately relevant to the bonkers way successive Governments have interfered in the place known as (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

If sadism is rooted in the fear of being human, what does it say about these cruel, unempathic times we live in?

by Julia Evans on October 25, 2013

Comments on: When we deny our own vulnerability, we cope by being cruel to others If sadism is rooted in the fear of being human, what does it say about (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

…diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely: Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label

by Julia Evans on December 6, 2012

The Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label (ISL) : ‘However, our preliminary findings show that the diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely. The (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Trust is the issue…….

by Julia Evans on November 17, 2012

Just as the BBC may have reached the limit of what can be achieved by regulation and a tight system of compliance monitoring, so more rules and more bureaucracy are (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Happiness is too close to hedonism : George Vaillent : Comment on ‘Today programme’

by Julia Evans on November 14, 2012

Quick post! In the past I have circulated (before the days of LW) many commentaries on the Government’s bonkers clinic of ‘Happiness’. I will be posting Willem Buiter’s (a former (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

‘policy-based evidence, not evidence-based policy’ : John Kay speaks

by Julia Evans on October 16, 2012

Full quote: ‘These commercial decisions often reflect policy-based evidence, not evidence-based policy. Doing the deal is what matters: …. ‘ Quoted from: The brashness and bravado in big deals by (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

“It feels like a train crash happening in slow motion…”: One of Tesco’s top 10 shareholders.

by Julia Evans on April 4, 2012

Reasons for circulating: I have oft declared that, without evidence or impact surveys or establishing what is going on now, the Government is inserting a Tesco-like system for managing the (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The conflict comes when we separate ethics and economic progress and when we equate the latter with happiness: Desmond Tutu and Bettina Gronblom

by Julia Evans on April 4, 2012

From: Camels can pass through a needle’s eye: by Desmond Tutu and Bettina Gronblom: Financial Times: April 4th 2012: available here [] added: The conflict comes when we separate ethics (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Simplification is necessary in research. But it has limitations in providing a grand theory of everything.

by Julia Evans on March 3, 2012

Quotes from: ‘The wealth of nations’ a book review by Martin Wolf of ‘Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty’ by James A. Robinson and Daron Acemoglu. (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

This pace of moral decision-making poses insuperable challenges to several ways of thinking about right and wrong…. Giles Fraser

by Julia Evans on January 20, 2012

Quotes from: ‘A regiment forms a moral soldier’ by Giles Fraser, Church Times. 20th January 2012 and available here.   My reason for interest in this article is the difference between (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Page 1 of 3123