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The Profit Motive

From this twitter thread of highlights from the state’s filing (PDF) in Massachusetts v. Purdue Purdue launched OxyContin in 1996. It became one of the deadliest drugs of all time. The FDA scientist who evaluated OxyContin wrote in his original review: … Continue reading

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zolltan’s public predictions for 2019

Everyone’s doing it! These were predictions I made in the first week of 2019, and already some of them look not too great. But, you’ll just have to believe me that I didn’t change them to appear more reasonable. World … Continue reading

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The best books I read in 2018

Here are the best books I read this year. As usual, I didn’t read any books written this year (although the Fiddler is a Good Woman is close). It’s important to have distance / to not be relevant. This was … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: Quotes Part 2

Continuing with quoting stuff… “what is sweeter than to have someone you can dare to tell everything, as if talking to yourself? how is enjoyment in happy things so great, unless you have someone to rejoice in those things as … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: Quotes Part 1

Like the several years that preceded it, 2018 was a year where I wrote some stuff down. Some of it was interesting quotes. Here they are. Of course all the self-help new-age books all demand that you live in the … Continue reading

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The best movies I watched in 2018

For the first time in the existence of this blog, I think I actually watched enough movies this year that I can make a post like this. I don’t think I watched anything that came out this year that was … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: Articles, etc.

Here are the most interesting things I read on the internet this year, in an annual version of “No Value Added”. As you know, reblog does not imply endorsement, etc. The News If you get on China’s ‘blacklist’, you can … Continue reading

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