Archive for January, 2018

BMI (Body Mass Indicator) is a Tool of the Medical Corporatocracy

Thursday, January 4, 2018 17:29 No Comments

I’m surprised when I see libertarian-ish types uphold the Body Mass Index (BMI), a very controversial health indicator, as an “accurate estimator of health status and disease risk” (said one blogger). BMI was a simplistic tool that evolved as insurance actuaries tried to understand the relationship between increasing weight/obesity of policyholders and mortality. It was [...]

This was posted under category: Health Tyranny

Debate must acknowledge the reality of the oppressed

Thursday, January 4, 2018 7:02 No Comments

The Wall Street Journal notes the thesis is hard to follow, but I’d argue that the title is impossible to follow: “Civility and White Institutional Presence: An Exploration of White Students’ Understanding of Race-Talk at a Traditionally White Institution” is an article in the Howard Journal of Communications. Writing for WSJ, Steve Salerno explains: But [...]

This was posted under category: Race Wars