Friday, January 9, 2015

Weekend Links

New research suggests that the major cause of cancer is random chance, bad luck. Personally, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if this view was discredited in the not-so-distant future, though maybe I feel this way because I don't want it to be true.

In the USA Today, Jonah Goldberg opines on Egyptian President al-Sisi's recent, potentially revolutionary, call for a change in Islamic doctrine.

Anti-capitalism myth: "The minimum wage helps the poor".

The real issue for the food nannies is emphatically not about what people eat, but about who gets to decide what we eat. To the nannies, you're not capable of deciding on your own, so, they'll do it for you. And if they have to use government-back force to do it, all the better.  The current name for this phenomena is Michele Obama.  Great article from an OLS heroine, Wendy McElroy.  Read her stuff and learn what, and how, a real feminist thinks.