Wednesday, July 23rd
Joko Widodo wins Indonesian presidential election "The national elections commission said Tuesday after days of collating more than 133 million ballots from across the sprawling archipelago that Mr Widodo edged out former army general Prabowo Subianto with 53.15% of the vote."
Imagining the post-antibiotics future "With antibiotics losing usefulness so quickly — and thus not making back the estimated $1 billion per drug it costs to create them — the pharmaceutical industry lost enthusiasm for making more."
On cruelty "‘Whence comes this bizarre, bizarre idea,’ Jacques Derrida asks, reading Nietzsche on debt in On the Genealogy of Morals, ‘of a possible equivalence between injury and pain?’ By way of an answer, he points out that ‘the origin of the legal subject, and notably of penal law, is commercial law.’" (Judith Butler)
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