Review: Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle

I expected more of this book. The initial chapters are pretty bad, not very scientific or rigorous in the argumentation. The later chapters were much more interesting, leading to a total rating of mediocre. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/744918.Laws_of_Fear http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=552D4DCAE50ACA6B17E8833CEF9DEBE3&open=0   I do not venture a survey here, but it is reasonable to speculate that in actual practice, nations…

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Translation of summary of danish prostitution study (Sundhed, sygelighed og trivsel blandt klinikprostituerede)

The report is in danish, but english speaking people might wanna know about the contents. See also: http://www.voxliberalis.dk/rasmus-horn-langhoff-angriber-den-frie-forskning/ http://politiken.dk/indland/ECE2184400/ny-undersoegelse-klinikprostituerede-foeler-sig-mindre-stressede-end-danske-kvinder/ The report is here: http://si-folkesundhed.dk/upload/prostitutionsrapport.pdf Below is my translation of the summary pages (pp. 4-6). Summary and conclusion The purpose with the study is to describe the prevalence and distribution of health, illness, and well-being among…

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Eugenics and the Welfare State: Sterilization Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland (1996)

Interesting small book that casts light on the use of sterilizations in nordic countries. It shows quite clearly that eugenics has it origin in collectivist and socialist thinking and was supported by most parties in the 20-40s. Clearly not just something the nazis did (and did wrong).   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3831890-eugenics-and-the-welfare-state   In Sweden, however, th e…

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