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Discussion in 'CARS Strategy Course with Jack Westin (Sponsored)' started by Jack Westin, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 9 post 4
    Literature: https://thewalrus.ca/when-did-literary-feuds-become-so-boring/
    MIP: Literary feuds= used to be within literature. Modern literary feuds= media used as platform + manipulated

    Economics: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: Good economics= broad education. Modern economics= not broad

    Literature: https://www.washingtonpost.com/ente...6616a33048d_story.html?utm_term=.2303f194cbbd
    MIP: Fairy tales= ambiguous + disillusion

    Culture: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...o-contact-outside-world-last-ricardo-stuckert
    MIP: Amazon tribes= “no contact” rule= diminishing

    Music: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/s...pan-region&WT.nav=c-column-middle-span-region
    MIP: Stradi + Guar violins= chemical treated, oxidation of wood with hemicellulose= best and can’t be replicated
     
  2. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 14 post 2:
    1. Psychology: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/to-make-the-world-better-think-small.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Big Picture = numb, solution = small picture and take action.
    2. Society: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/take-a-bad-year-and-make-it-better.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Look at the bad things and turn it into good and support it.
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/australias-death-by-numbers.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Australia = Inhumane to refugees + bloodshed
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/o...rael-too-little-and-too-late.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Israel & Palestine settlement might not be enough to bring peace in these 2 nations.
    5. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: pay-it-foward scheme = Society/"friendship" manipulation
     
  3. a_c12345

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    Week 5 Post 3

    Technology
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/30/first-world-cyberwar-historians
    MIP: Cyberwarfare is a type of war, but historians have not acknowledge it yet

    Art
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/
    MIP: Art admiration occurs when not being told/forced to do so.

    Economics
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/french-economic-woes/
    MIP: France afraid of reform -> leads to declining economy

    Philosophy
    https://aeon.co/essays/the-influential-confucian-philosopher-you-ve-never-heard-of
    MIP: Mengzi modified Confucius’ teaching.

    History
    https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    MIP: Nazis used the US race law as a model.
     
  4. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 9 post 5
    Social psychology https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: Social = psychological intervention + power

    Evolution: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-we-evolved-from-drunken-monkeys-to-boozy-humans
    MIP: alcohol= universal in animals and humans

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/30/first-world-cyberwar-historians
    MIP: We are living through a cyberwar that is unclear

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/31/new-years-eve-staying-in-2016-anxiety-attacks
    MIP: Not going out on new years= no guilt

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/30/progressive-alliance-labour-tories
    MIP Progressive alliance in Britan= debatable, hard and unclear about the future
     
  5. rk12

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    rbharucha 5+ Year Member

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    1. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/modern-inspiration/

    MIP: art = no thrill

    2. Philosophy: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/to-make-the-world-better-think-small.html?ref=opinion

    MIP: 1. large + remote = insensitive 2. Solution = think small

    3. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/

    MIP: 1. Pay-it-forward 2. Behavioral: social + moral > $

    4. Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/

    MIP: 1. Photograph = poor community + protective + memories

    5. Health: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...m-creating-loneliness-wrenching-society-apart

    MIP: 1. Mental health = severe + common 2. Humans = selfish + independent 3. Consumerism = competitive 4. Survival = unity
     
  7. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 10 post 1
    Society: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/
    MIP: Poverty pictures= embarrassing + shouldn’t be held back (au)

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ugs-were-driven-out-by-hippes-with-glowsticks
    MIP: Asking for help= powerful + not alone

    Literature:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/underlying-musical-nature-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry= not conceptual + magic + reality

    Politics: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-c...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-ca6bd7349b-69400049
    MIP: Soveignity= commodity+ troubling (ex: California)

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...inking-happens-binge-moralising-women-problem
    MIP: public shaming + binge moralizing of women drinking= bad
     
  8. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Week 14 post 3:
    1. Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/
    MIP: poor people picture = embarrassment + shame = no good
    2. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/underlying-musical-nature-poetry/
    MIP: poetry = powerful + imagination
    3. International Affairs: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/marshall-plans-not-martial-plans.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: US Intervention = harm and worsening of situation
    4. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/o...-donald-trump-lie-about-jobs.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Companies = make allies with Trump to boost their economy
    5. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/america-becomes-a-stan.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: President-elect = Stan
     
  9. dim17

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  10. CAJ2014

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    Week 10 Post
    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-rape-cases-should-not-be-subject-to-reasonable-doubt
    MI: Consequence of reasonable doubt rule for rape cases

    Media: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/01/business/media/anti-muslim-vitriol-brands-promote-inclusion.html
    MI: 2016 Ads emphasize inclusion when country divisive + exclude

    Art: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...d=pm_entertainment_pop&utm_term=.b1652014de2c
    MI: Celeb death = Andy Warhol art type on social media

    Sociology: http://www.economist.com/news/chris...ed-prisoners-tattoos-statistical-analysis-art
    MI: Meaning of prisoner’s tattoo + likelihood of committing specific / repeat crimes

    Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-hype-around-medical-genetics-is-a-public-enemy
    MI: Au = med genetics wrongly hyped; must have healthy skeptical view
     
  11. PP36

    PP36 Priya Prasad

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    Week 14, Post 1

    1) Society: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-refugees-have-the-power-to-change-the-society-they-join
    • MIP: Refugees = political challenge
    2) Culture: https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    • MIP: Lying down = decreasing. Lying down = stimulates thinking + good.
    3) Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/empathy-is-an-overrated-skill-when-dispensing-medical-care
    • MIP: Empathy = hard + bad for empathizer; Lack of empathy = effective.
    4) History: https://aeon.co/ideas/we-are-entering-a-new-epoch-the-century-of-the-migrant
    • MIP: Migrant change society’s form
    5) History: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-nazis-studied-american-race-laws-for-inspiration
    • MIP: 20th century US race laws = inspire Nazi extremists
     
  12. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 10 post 2
    Digital technology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-a...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-7925ca1b0b-69400049
    MIP: Digital media= self monitoring + surveillance. Confessions= liberation + audience + conformity

    Physics: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-rainb...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-7925ca1b0b-69400049
    MIP: Author witnesses rainbow= understanding of physics behind rainbows.

    Ethics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...sability-accessible-toilets-paralympian-train
    MIP: Accessible toilets= difficult for disabled people to have access to. Author’s tone= negative about current situations

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ve-the-nhs-elderly-care-referendum-healthcare
    MIP: Referendum on elderly care funding= needed + about priorities, not government. Government= need voters permission

    Christmas: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/03/christmas-not-over-keep-celebrating
    MIP: Christmas= last longer
     
  13. IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 10 Post 1

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    MIP: media=surveillance=powerful+invisible=transformed conception of shame.

    Film and TV: https://aeon.co/essays/how-filmmakers-push-your-eyes-around-the-screen-at-will
    MIP: eyes=unison=not typical; mechanism=rapid explore to slow extraction

    History: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    MIP: Sovereignty=commodity=BAD (Ex:California succession?)

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ve-the-nhs-elderly-care-referendum-healthcare
    MIP: referendum=needed for elderly care funding.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/so-you-re-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-who-the-real-jerk-is
    MIP: Jerk theory=needed to understand jerks; jerks=moral,emotional,intellectual failure
     
  14. IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 10 Post 2

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: Social=powerful to control humans (Ex: Pay it-forward)

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/
    MIP: Picture poverty=embarrassing BUT powerful to tell story

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/underlying-musical-nature-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry=dies w/o musical nature= powerful+magical effect

    Geography: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: Geograhy students=learn how to code=equipped for market change.

    Sociology:http://www.economist.com/news/chris...ed-prisoners-tattoos-statistical-analysis-art
    MIP: tattoos=meaningful+others judge you+how you see yourself
     
  15. keets28

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    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    People give up privacy and continue to use internet b/c of convenience.

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    People will spend more money b/c don't want to look cheap/ conform to norms

    Ethics: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/picturing-poverty/
    family in poverty in Kentucky picture= reasonable to be taken/ printed

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/underlying-musical-nature-poetry/
    Poetry awakens imagination.

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/simply-spliffing
    Pictures show Bob Marley is unique and spiritual.
     
  16. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 14 post 4:
    1. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/o...earn-from-the-tea-party.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Tea Party = powerful to do some changes in US.
    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/opinion/the-snapchat-presidency-of-donald-trump.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump = show off + temporal declarations
    3. Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/opinion/is-trumps-tariff-plan-constitutional.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Tariff = not good + mistake + not constitutional
    4. Health administration: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/opinion/the-health-data-conundrum.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: EHR = at risk of hackers, we must not centralize all Health info but patient centered.
    5. Geography: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: Today = Geographers must learn how to code
     
  17. On a Journey

    On a Journey

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    1. Literature : https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/detail/91295
    MIP : Schwartz desired to be next T.S.E + wrote with Freud influence about personal life.

    2. Culture : http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/...ve_of_key_rings_and_carabiners_explained.html
    MIP : Carabiner = origin from masculine jobs + current lesbian flag.

    3. Politics : http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/01/19/rules-of-the-game-new-electoral-system/
    MIP : Electoral college + primary election flawed. Solution = majority for voter unity.

    4. Art : https://aeon.co/ideas/heres-to-the-lost-art-of-lying-down
    MIP : Laying down = origins deep in history + defined perception change. Noted critics support both ideas.

    5. Economics : http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n23/jan-werner-muller/capitalism-in-one-family
    MIP : Populist attack on personal/moral ground = the "real" people. Ex of Trump and Farage = "others" don't count
     
  18. PP36

    PP36 Priya Prasad

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    Week 14, Post 2

    1. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    • MIP: Sovereignty = purchasable
    2. Anthropology: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-our-contradictions-make-us-human-and-inspire-creativity
    • MIP: Human = full of contradictions; Contradictions = good
    3. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-cold-war-rivalry-helped-launch-the-chinese-computer
    • MIP: Chinese writing computer = good for US; Cadwell: Sinotype --> peace
    4. Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/female-nudity-is-powerful-but-not-necessarily-empowering
    • MIP: Naked female body = free?; Nudity = used for capitalism; Nudity =/= political.
    5. History: https://aeon.co/ideas/new-tech-only-benefits-the-elite-until-the-people-demand-more
    • MIP: Citizen involvement = inc. infrastructure; technology = elitist + inequality
     
  19. keets28

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    Education:https://aeon.co/essays/schooling-comes-naturally-to-mexico-s-indigenous-people
    Keeping and educating about cultural tradition/ faith in Mexican city is important.

    Literature: https://aeon.co/essays/what-makes-a-memorable-image-q-a-with-stuart-franklin-of-magnum
    Powerful, real and surprising photos are memorable

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/if-we-return-nazi-looted-art-the-same-goes-for-empire-looted
    Lost/stolen art should be returned to original owners

    Politics: https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    Sovereignty has been bought and sold. California can be a sovereign nation

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art
    dandy in art is meaningful, different and astonishing.
     
  20. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 10 post 3
    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    MIP: Amateur readers of poetry= advantage + reflect ordinary human experiences

    Education: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: Geography curriculums= should include coding + basic skills needed

    Cultures: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-e988d1323b-69400049
    MIP: Dandy= unique + intentional performance of characters

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...icide-torture-arthouse-films-movies-fireworks
    MIP: People= susceptible to primal pulls + should be more low key/modest

    Food: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...ld-breakfast-diabetes-liver-disease-corporate
    MIP: Many foods (cereals, toddler foods)= high sugar + dangerous
     
  21. dim17

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    14.2

    Psychology
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: Individuals not always motivated by selfishness; social identity= control others

    Religion
    https://aeon.co/ideas/the-divine-fire-of-philip-k-dick-s-religious-visions
    MIP: PD confused by MI vs RE (ex: pink light);PD = Exegesis + imagination=possibilities (ex: theories)

    Politics
    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...rals-risk-becoming-permanent-minority-america
    MIP:liberalism base= fallen + becoming minority

    Religion
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-literacy/
    MIP: colleges = need to train student to understand religion

    Geography
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/coding-geography/
    MIP: geo curriculum= require code
     
  22. IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 10 Post 3

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art
    MIP: Dandy=subversive historically; dandy=artists+irreproducible=self making

    History: https://aeon.co/essays/how-each-generation-gets-the-drugs-it-deserves
    MIP: Drug users=enslaved by Germans (Huxley); Huxley=changed his view of drugs

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    MIP: unpopularity of poetry=advantage

    History: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...o-contact-outside-world-last-ricardo-stuckert
    MIP: Pic of uncontacted Amazon tribe=Au exp. w/ Nomole.

    Technology: https://www.theguardian.com/technol...ne-bookings-easy-prey-hackers-say-researchers
    MIP: Online booking=insecure
     
  23. Rosephine

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    Music
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021
    MI: beethoven= social + quartet

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MI: moral intuitions = disgust. Pizarro against this.

    Philosophy
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-secret-life-of-time
    MI: Time = predictable + conscious

    Education
    http://thesmartset.com/english-majors-twilight/
    MI: Market prevents english majors

    Literature
    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/...s_the_prayer_by_christian_wiman_reviewed.html
    MI: Wiman = poems fulfill need
     
  24. IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 10 Post 4

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: Existentialism philosophers= childlessness=autonomy+freedom+diff.parenting.

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/free-speech-debates-are-more-than-radicals-vs-liberals
    MIP: radical vs.liberal on free speech= supply plausible justifications and opposing

    Culture: https://aeon.co/essays/does-too-much-pornography-numb-us-to-sexual-pleasure
    MIP: Widespread of pornography=harmful=no supported evidence.

    Literature:https://aeon.co/essays/a-culture-of-hyper-reality-made-paranoid-delusions-true
    MIP: New media tech=influence psychosis

    Literature:http://www.thedarkhorsemagazine.com/danagioiapoetrya.html
    MIP: Poetry=not fun=should be restored
     
  25. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 14 post 5:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    MIP: Poetry = alive + life
    2. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/o...ting-disaster-on-health-care.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obamacare dismantling = disaster for the future
    3. Health CAre: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/opinion/the-gop-health-care-hoax.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obamacare repeal = increase of uninsured + deaths
    4. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/o...lan-trump-voters-really-want.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump supporters = wants to continue to be insured, better now than before A.C.A
    5. Education & Economy: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/opinion/a-promising-proposal-for-free-tuition.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Free tuition proposal's shortcoming and benefits
     
  26. Rosephine

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    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    MI: self monitor with imagination

    Sociology
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/22/why-time-management-is-ruining-our-lives
    MI: Efficiency = appealing. time-pressure = efficiency + capitalism

    Economics
    https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MI: modern economists = bad + failed education = not broad

    Literature
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/julian-barnes-i-was-wrong-about-em-forster
    MI: rereading in maturity = changed view

    Music
    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    MI: Singing is evolutionary = bonding
     
  27. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 10 post 4
    Gender: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/women-period-leave-pay-gap-day
    MIP: Menstruation leave= problem. Women = paid less + should be dealt with by “pay gap day”

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/free-speech-d...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-6bc216eca3-69400049
    MIP: Debate between free speech limitations. Some= free speech not privilege while others= don’t support limits

    Sociology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    MIP: Singing in a large choir= better bonding + feels good

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...inequality-wealth-theresa-may-social-mobility
    MIP: Inheritance of wealth= important + leads to inequality

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/o...too-little-and-too-late.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: peace agreement between Isreal + Palestine and creating Palestine state plan= too late for US gov’t
     
  28. CAJ2014

    CAJ2014

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    Week 10 Post
    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-the-dandy-is-a-subversive-work-of-public-art
    MI: Dandies = public art, unique, and intentionally reveal personal life with action + styles

    Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/07/world/europe/brexit-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn.html
    MI: British PM May faces issue leaving EU after judges prevent her from Article 50 use

    Psych: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/us/dylann-roof-killers-defense-lawyers.html
    MI: Killers represent themselves diff reasons: promote idea, paranoid, do better without lawyer

    Economy: http://www.economist.com/news/finan...hdrawing-86-rupees-circulation-remain-elusive
    MI: India strategy to remove all currency = benefits uncertain now

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-would-a-rational-criminal-justice-system-look-like
    MI: Rational crime justice system = rehab, shorter terms, more humane
     
  29. IWillMakeIt1

    IWillMakeIt1

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    Week 10 Post 5

    Ethics: https://aeon.co/ideas/is-it-better-to-beat-temptation-or-never-feel-tempted-at-all
    MIP: Children=Moral person act morally (Aristotle); Adult=Moral action=not desirable(Kant)

    Society: https://aeon.co/essays/thinking-positive-is-a-surprisingly-risky-manoeuvre
    MIP: Positive thinking=good ONLY for short term.

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    MIP: Signing in a big choir=social bonding+self transcendence

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...inequality-wealth-theresa-may-social-mobility
    MIP: Inheritance= increase inequality+wealth gap

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/ignore-headlines-six-hour-working-day-swedish
    MIP: Shorter working hours=BEST
     
  30. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Week 15 post 1:
    1. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    MIP: Singing = more than just hangining out + benefits
    2. Health Care: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/let-opioid-users-inject-in-hospitals.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: US hospitals = not safe for addicts
    3. Psychology: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/the-home-buying-decision.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Home hunting = Difficult psychologically + emotionally and cognitively
    4. Media: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/the-age-of-fake-policy.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: The Media exaggerates the good little things but doesn't look at the big picture = fake policy
    5. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry = enchantment way of communication
     
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  31. dim17

    dim17

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    15.1

    History
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-each-generation-gets-the-drugs-it-deserves
    MIP: AH view changed from drug= control to drug= escape

    Economics
    https://aeon.co/essays/has-gdp-reached-its-limits-as-a-useful-measure
    MIP: confusion over what GDP does measure

    Ethics
    https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: many philosophers = childless

    History
    http://nautil.us/issue/43/heroes/if-not-darwin-who
    MIP: sci heros= replaceable?+ precedents exsisted for Heliocentrism before NC

    Psychology
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-feminism-fell-into-disrepair-among-american-teenagers
    MIP: au= feminist
     
  32. On a Journey

    On a Journey

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    1. Health : http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/u...t-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
    MIP : Opoid addiction = ^ epidemic + ^ deaths. Tx centers + solutions = no answer

    2. Science : http://nautil.us/issue/43/heroes/if-not-darwin-who
    MIP : Scientist = great men/ideas + revered + female excluded

    3. Literature : http://lithub.com/what-romance-fiction-can-accomplish/#
    MIP : Romance novel = mom likes + varied stories, heroines. Author dislikes then fan + feels renewed.

    4. Art : http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021#!
    MIP : Beethoven = H.T solo but crave companion, Opus 59. Dusinberre = reserved + comforted by Opus 59.

    5. Politics : http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n16/jan-werner-muller/rule-breaking
    MIP : Greece = financial difficulty + EU leaders unfavorable to Greece with leftist groups dividing.
     
  33. keets28

    keets28

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    Literature:https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/average-poetic-reader/
    amateur readers experience poetry holistically. Critics are limited.

    Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/choir-good-vibes/
    Singing in a group is good b/c of bonding w/ friends and sounds better

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    Poetry is special b/c how it communicates (rhythm and story) and how it makes us feel

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/get-me-out-here
    La la land will likely be a hit despite effect of political sensitivities

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books...shock-referendum-last-june-how-and-why-brexit
    Gov't is confused about goals of Brexit.
     
  34. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 10 post 5
    Social Psychology: https://aeon.co/ideas/is-it-better-...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-d64dcc4d90-69400049
    MIP: 2 strands of philosophy. Children=Aristotle’s philosophy (wants to do right thing). Adults= Kant’s philosophy (more moral when experiencing negative conflict)

    Society: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...l-saward-ealing-vicarage-rape-sexual-violence
    MIP: Sexual violence = crime. Speaking out= needed

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/comment...helle-obama-expanded-definition-of-first-lady
    MIP: Michelle Obama= won people over with her wholeness

    Poetry: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry= enchant + distinct + holistic communication

    Work: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/06/ignore-headlines-six-hour-working-day-swedish
    MIP: 6 hours work days= happier + sustainable labour market
     
  35. keets28

    keets28

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    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books...tement-out-boring-building-miami-beach-worlds
    Car Park in Miami Florida= well designed + good addition to Miami b/c something to show off to the crowd

    Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/books...s-internationalist-heart-lagos-where-anything
    Novel exposes the separation of society (two types of Nigerians) in Lagos

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2017/01/america-s-labour-market
    labor market is improving: wages are higher, more jobs available

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/finan...pendent-member-wto-could-be-difficult-process
    Brexteers are optimistic of WTO as a fallback option

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/finan...hdrawing-86-rupees-circulation-remain-elusive
    change of currency in India= uncertain about effect on economic growth + not optimistic of benefits.
     
  36. alexnam89

    alexnam89 7+ Year Member

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    Status:
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    Week 15 post 2:
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Melmoth = horror stories
    2. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/trumps-dangerous-anti-cia-crusade.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
    MIP: Trump = CIA will weaken and suffer serious consequences
    3. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/erasing-obama.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Obama's legacy = difficult to erase
    4. Politics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/opinion/giving-mr-trumps-nominees-a-pass.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump's team = Incomplete disclosure of conflict of interest with Government and Personal business
    5. Economics: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/o...w-interest-rates-for-granted.html?ref=opinion
    MIP: Trump's presidency = Interest rates to increase due to tax cuts & inflations.
     
  37. mediris

    mediris 2+ Year Member

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    Week 1 post 1
    1. Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Melmoth = horror stories "Wanderer"

    2. Economics: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12
    MIP: Great economists = broad education + outlook > modeling

    3. Psychology: https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MIP: Disgust = guide moral thoughts

    4. Culture: http://www.economist.com/news/asia/...ng-desperate-desperately-seeking-young-people
    MIP: Problems raised due to gray population++ (e.g. Tama + Okutama) + policies to attract young people

    5. Arts: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/01/economist-explains-3
    MIP: Value of Art = trade $$ + timeless feeling/emotion
     
  38. tinyome

    tinyome

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    Week 1 post 1
    1. Philosophy: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/the-secret-life-of-time
    MIP: Time=conscious + internal clock

    2. Psychology: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/social-karma-psychology/
    MIP: social norms> personal benefit

    3. Economy: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/work-life-balance/
    MIP: importance of valuing care + equality

    4.Education: https://theamericanscholar.org/low-definition-in-higher-education/#
    MIP: assumptions and shortcuts = misinformation

    5. Language: https://aeon.co/essays/how-disgust-made-humans-cooperate-to-build-civilisations
    MIP: Evolution and justification of disgust
     
  39. keets28

    keets28

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    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-free-market-ideology-perverts-the-vocabulary-of-democracy
    Americans are not guided by democratic ideas

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/what-makes-a-better-world-lab-grown-meat-or-humane-farming
    Growing meat in lab= good b/c avoids suffering/ killing of animals

    Philosophy: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-can-avicenna-teach-us-about-the-mind-body-problem
    We are always aware of existence of ourselves.

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2017/01/finance-and-economics
    Greenspan got bad reputation b/c changed his views

    Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/books...-too-much-brexit-remoaners-alt-right-and-fake
    Finding a word of the year is a challenge b/c many words are good candidates
     
  40. ST328

    ST328

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    1) history: http://www.weeklystandard.com/waughs-gift/article/2005886
    MIP: Waugh = angry writer + no regard for humanity. Joined a new faith and rude to nonreligious

    2) linguistics: 1) http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/11/27/slang-language-its-most-human/mPyOlDnjSczKGuwCV1XgJI/story.html
    MIP: Slang words = old roots but now have digital access. Slang = dirty and profanity.

    3) art: http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/literary-madness/
    MIP: Madness leads to great art.

    4) pop culture: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2016/11/his_election_that_november_came_as_a_surprise.html
    MIP: “his” election was surprising and unwanted. “He” confused and shocked followers by saying one thing and doing another.

    5) culture: http://www.weeklystandard.com/popular-science/article/2005106
    MIP: Best sellers do not include sex but have a theme of realism.
     
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  41. CrazyStudent

    CrazyStudent

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    Pop Culture: http://hyperallergic.com/348914/john-bergers-rare-art-criticism/

    MIP: Berger’s art criticism=reality, Author in favor

    Music: http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021

    MIP: Dusinberre’s Interpretation of Beethoven, Author is cynical

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/free-speech-debates-are-more-than-radicals-vs-liberals

    MIP: Freedom of speech is censored, Author opposed

    Economics: https://www.project-syndicate.org/c...aining-too-narrow-by-robert-skidelsky-2016-12

    MIP: Economics Failure=Lack of social education, Author critical of today’s economists

    Arts: https://www.ukessays.com/essays/arts/an-analysis-of-van-goghs-starry-night.php

    MIP: Interpretation of “Starry Night’s”, Author feels strongly (LOVES)
     
  42. ST328

    ST328

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    political science: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116120147.htm

    MIP: Positive morals lead to positive climate changes. Liberals value compassion and fairness while conservatives value purity

    Art: https://aeon.co/ideas/does-technological-analysis-destroy-the-romance-of-art-history

    MIP: Art discovery now uses digital software. Art history is not an exact science.

    Health: http://time.com/4622653/men-body-image-muscle-steroids/

    MIP: Ideal body for men is stronger than before. Desire for strong body leads to medical consequences.

    Geography: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/24/w...n=latest&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=collection

    MIP: Australia shifts. Accuracy of new GPS is important.

    Health: https://aeon.co/ideas/how-diy-medical-testing-could-save-your-life

    MIP: Home testing is easier. Home testing leads to proactive patients.
     
  43. medstudent0000002

    medstudent0000002

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  44. maabenaa

    maabenaa 2+ Year Member

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    Week 1 Post 1
    Psychology: https://www.1843magazine.com/features/whats-wrong-with-infidelity
    MIP: Esther Perel believes that Americans often exaggerated over infidelity compare to western European countries

    Architecture: http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-museum-of-the-present-8547
    MIP: Museums are changing+ future museum focus on visitors rather than on arts.

    RELIGION: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1999/12/16/chaos/
    MIP: Emp. Otto III attract Christians, Roman drove him and Pope Sylvester out.

    Archaeology: https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2016/dec/21/why-archaeology-needs-to-come- out-of-the-cave-and-into-the-digital-age
    MIP: Genetic + DNA analyses helps archaeologies to scrutinize information better.

    Theater: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1999/12/16/a-legacy/
    MIP: Actors vanish without anyone tracing them.
     
  45. UM_premed

    UM_premed

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    SC23 WEEK 1 Post #1

    1) Ethics & Philosophy:
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-baring-and-sharing-online-increases-social-conformity
    MIP:
    Social media=21st century model of Greek Philosophy
    2) Music: http://www.weeklystandard.com/all-together-now/article/2006021#!
    MIP: //s between Dusinberre & Beethoven
    3) Linguistics: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/english-language-science-can-cause-problems-180961623/
    MIP: language barriers in sci=hurtful
    4) Arts: https://www.michigandaily.com/section/arts/jackie-mediocre-oscar-bait-0
    MIP: "Jackie" is a hollow depiction of true events
    5) Music: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/symphony-second-opinions-mozarts-final-illness/
    MIP: Many CODs but does it matter?
     
  46. tinyome

    tinyome

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    Week 1 post 2:
    1. Culture: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/lionel-shriver-line/
    MIP: Abdel-Magied’s misinterpretation of Shrivers keynote speech

    2. Psychology: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...ndships-change-over-time-in-adulthood/411466/
    MIP: Friendship=choice + informal structure + expectations

    3. Sociology: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anindya-kundu/needing-to-look-white-eno_b_8171224.html
    MIP: white have less problems + so acknowledge race=greater understanding

    4. Education: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/intrinsic-motivation/
    MIP: intrinsic motivation =/= better scores; other way around

    5. Neuroscience: https://aeon.co/ideas/why-panpsychism-fails-to-solve-the-mystery-of-consciousness
    MIP: panpsychism’s aim = explaining consciousness + brain
     
  47. springstudyer2016

    springstudyer2016

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    https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/spinoza/
    MIP: Spinoza was a great Jewish philosopher being remembered and honored today but was convicted due to being a nonconformist

    2) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/religious-revivalism/
    MIP: Walzer adheres to critical engagement to religious revivalism which shapes politics but he is wrong (auth)

    3) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    MIP: There are no great British nativity scenes because British art depicts raw reality which could not draw visionary nativity scenes

    4) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Maturin who was a great writer succeeded in producing a gothic horror “Melmoth the Wanderer” that is still retained in author’s mind for a decade

    5) https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/speaking-in-poetry/
    MIP: Poetry = special/unique and has rhythm which helps communicate with us with enchantment
     
  48. SRSJS

    SRSJS

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    Week 1 (Post 1)

    1) Population Health https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/indian-tiger/
    MIP: Saving India's tigers= responsible tourism and stakeholder

    2) Archeology https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/betrayal-of-trust/
    MIP: Fast spread of humans due to moral disputes

    3) Economics https://aeon.co/ideas/many-people-mistrust-banks-but-not-for-the-same-reasons
    MIP: Banks=mistrusted+ politically viewed

    4) Politics https://aeon.co/ideas/sovereignty-can-be-bought-and-sold-like-a-commodity
    MIP: Buying sovereignty more likely than secession: California will be the test

    5) Ethics http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/u...st&contentPlacement=54&pgtype=collection&_r=0
    MIP: Marine corp= abuse + fear
     
  49. pch

    pch 5+ Year Member

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    Week 11 post 1
    Art: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/great-british-nativity-scene/
    MIP: British art= want portraits + raw reality not nativity

    Literature: https://www.jackwestin.com/daily/mcat-cars-practice/melmoth-the-wanderer/
    MIP: Melmoth the Wanderer= terrifying story that stayed with Au

    Technology: https://aeon.co/ideas/coding-is-not...ail&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-ab285810d5-69400049
    MIP: Coding and software development= complicated and people should not lie about it

    Politics: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/07/barack-obama-forever-changed-black-america
    MIP: Obamas= changed black America+ new standards+ role model

    Work: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/france-right-to-disconnect-law-no-work-email
    MIP: New laws allow employees to unplug from work= healthy and positive side effects
     
  50. tym

    tym 2+ Year Member

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    Week 1 post 1:
    1. philosophy: https://aeon.co/essays/what-the-childless-fathers-of-existentialism-teach-real-dads
    MIP: childless philosophers = personal freedom + not ready yet
    2. History: http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/023_04/16819
    MIP: holocaust survivor: struggle with identity and emotion
    3. Economics: http://www.economist.com/news/middl...ough-times-botswana-feels-south-african-pinch
    MIP: 2 neighbor country economic problem = sizes + export/import
    4. Politics: http://www.economist.com/news/brita...are-quietly-melding-their-cultural-traditions
    MIP: coexistence of tradition and mixed culture
    5. Pop culture: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/01/get-me-out-here
    MIP: movie although seen as political but actually meant to be light-hearted
     

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