Confessions of a researchaholic

January 18, 2021

Fairness

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get the jab before vulnerable people in poorer states.

If we continue this line of reasoning, is it fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to receive more heath care, social welfare, etc., than vulnerable people in poorer states?
How should we define fairness across different groups of people?
Is such fairness achievable or desirable?

Money, discipline, and life

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Without enough disciplines, money, talent, or other resources cannot solve our problems, if not create more.

December 11, 2018

Carlos Ghosn

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Mediocre people, when they have the right chance, can still hurt better people in unexpected ways. I am glad that I learned this lesson early enough so the damage I received is quite limited.
I am less sure about him though.



August 11, 2017

How to defeat an ideology

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The more we avoid or suppress an idea, the more powerful it becomes.

“The statements that make people mad are the ones they worry might be believed. I suspect the statements that make people maddest are those they worry might be true.” – What you can’t say by Paul Graham.

Engage and attack: attend-listen-embarass, rebut

July 27, 2017

John Urschel

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Retiring NFL player who is also a current MIT math PhD student and his latest paper is about CVT.
😀

July 17, 2017

You can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry

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http://time.com/4860367/winnie-the-pooh-xi-china-obama-ban/

http://time.com/4860693/twitter-reaction-ann-coulter-delta/

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