Blood copper and psychiatric disorders- some correlational studies

Everyone has at least one hobby horse, I have a stable's full. One of mine is the relationship between copper and psychiatric disorders. I first became interested in this connection when someone gave me a copper supplement to take and over a few days I became very anxious. The relationship is understudied, but what research … Continue reading Blood copper and psychiatric disorders- some correlational studies

Cost-Benefit Analysis undermines democracy: Or, this one weird trick helps instantiate the rule of capital

I'm going to be talking about something that's at once as dry as dust, and also one of the key instrumentalities through which money rules the world. I have never before seen any political radical or Marxist write about it, which is odd because it is perhaps the purest example of the Marxist theory of … Continue reading Cost-Benefit Analysis undermines democracy: Or, this one weird trick helps instantiate the rule of capital

Facts useful to anyone who wants to estimate COVID-19 mortality in New York City

I wanted to present some facts that would be useful to anyone interested in making a very rough estimate (l of the infection fatality rate of COVID-19. The main reason I'm putting this out there, to be honest, is because the figures pretty clearly contradict some of the more extreme claims about COVID-19 being much … Continue reading Facts useful to anyone who wants to estimate COVID-19 mortality in New York City

In Defence of the Value of People

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I’ve made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ I never thought that I'd have to write an article with that title. Chapotraphouse drew my attention to this extraordinary passage in an MIT Technology Review interview with Ezekiel Emmanuel: Q: What’s wrong with simply enjoying an extended … Continue reading In Defence of the Value of People