The opioid epidemic as a microcosm of a broken pharmaceutical market (PDF)
In this article, we argue that non-rigorous patenting standards and ineffectual policing of both fraudulent marketing and anticompetitive actions played an important role in launching and prolonging the opioid epidemic. We further show that these regulatory issues are not unique to prescription opioids but rather are reflective of the wider pharmaceutical market.
A Quick Introduction to Generator Functions - Yannick Assogba
Who are the biggest spenders on lobbying? Is there a balance between corporate and public interest lobbying? Are lobbyists spending more or less than last year? Which organisations have the most meetings with the Commission elite? Which organisations have the most EU parliament lobbyist passes? LobbyFacts can help you answer these kinds of questions.
Why the lack of Indian and African faces in Dunkirk matters | Sunny Singh | The Guardian
A vast, all-white production such as Nolan’s Dunkirk is not an accident. Such a big budget film is a product of many hundreds of small and large decisions in casting, production, directing and editing. Perhaps Nolan chose to follow the example of the original allies in the second world war who staged a white-only liberation of Paris even though 65% of the Free French Army troops were from West Africa.
(...) non-white troops were at the back of the queue for evacuation, and far more likely to be caught and murdered by Nazi soldiers than their white colleagues who were able to blend into the crowd.
Could we still see our neighbours as less than human if we also saw them fight shoulder-to-shoulder with “our boys” in the “good” war? Would we call those fleeing war “cockroaches” and demand gunboats to stop them from reaching our white cliffs if we knew they had died for the freedoms we hold so dear?
Creation and evaluation of graduated dot maps
With graduated dot maps the number of dots on a map is smaller, reducing the likelihood of overlapping dots. This research introduces an automated method of generating graduated dot maps that arranges dots with blue-noise patterns to avoid overlap and uses clustering algorithms to replace densely packed dots with those of larger sizes.
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School for Poetic Computation — Ripping Language Ragged with Allison Parrish
’Patients who should live are dying’: Greece’s public health meltdown | World news | The Guardian
Seven years of austerity have seen hospitals become ‘danger zones’, doctors say, with many fearing worse is to come
Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg : challenges are right outside your door | Technology | The Guardian
As the Facebook CEO travels across the US to ‘learn about people’s hopes and challenges’, the cafeteria workers at his company struggle to make ends meet
#Caliopen : Indices de confidentialité dans la correspondance numérique - RMLL - Web TV
#SPIP et ses outils collaboratifs - RMLL - Web TV
How I built a wind map with #WebGL – Points of interest
Study links most Amazon deforestation to 128 slaughterhouses
A new study by the NGO Imazon finds that just 128 slaughterhouses process 93 percent of cattle raised in the Brazilian Amazon. The areas of influence supplying the herds to those plants coincide with where the most Amazon deforestation occurs.
L’industrie de la défense française expliquée en trois minutes
Super bisounours ! on y apprend que « la France ne vend pas d’armes aux pays sous embargo », c’est merveilleux.
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Inside Airbnb: Paris. Adding Data to the Debate.
How is Airbnb really being used in and affecting your neighbourhoods?
The people of Woodstock threatened by gentrification, by Masixole Feni | GroundUp
Woodstock is swiftly changing. New modern developments are replacing old, often dilapidated, blocks and houses. Property value is increasing and new businesses are moving in.
But not everyone benefits from the changes. Families living on Albert and Gympie Streets live in anticipation of eviction, as they cannot afford to rent or buy their homes. Masixole Feni met and photographed some of these residents.
The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google | Art and design | The Guardian
Each campus is a self-contained universe where everything – the species of vegetation, the graphics, the food in the cafe, the programming of events, the architecture, is determined by the management. They make their own weather.
Under the Google tent or inside the Apple circle there is little but googleness or appleness. There is nature but – despite the meticulous selection of native plants – it is of an abstract, managed kind. There is art, but it is drained of the power to shock and subvert, leaving only diversion and reassurance. There is architecture but, notwithstanding the high degree of invention that goes into materials, it finds it hard to shed the quality of computer renderings, the sense that buildings are made of a kind of digistuff, which could as well be one thing or another.
It’s also striking that for all its fame #Silicon_Valley makes little impression on the visual consciousness of the world – there’s not a strong sense of what it actually looks like. Until now it has lacked landmarks.
Kent Halstead projection (2008-2012)
The Composite World projection is a very different design proposed by Halstead (2008, revised 2012)
Large systems of currents, coupled with wind and the earth’s rotation, create “gyres”, massive, slow rotating whirlpools in which plastic trash can accumulate. Because petroleum plastics are designed to last, plastic trash in the gyre will remain for decades or longer, being pushed gently in a slow, clockwise spiral towards the center. (from the 5Gyres website)
The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is a developer friendly journal for research software packages.
What exactly do you mean by ’journal’
The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is an academic journal (ISSN 2475-9066) with a formal peer review process that is designed to improve the quality of the software submitted. Upon acceptance into JOSS, a CrossRef DOI is minted and we list your paper on the JOSS website.
OSMnx: A Python package to work with graph-theoretic OpenStreetMap street networks, by Geoff Boeing - The Journal of Open Source Software
In their rush to become «global», cities risk creating spatial apartheid, by Melissa Tandiwe Myambo
Maboneng represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that’s advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”. The problem with this type of development is that it often leads to cities becoming more spatially unequal as urban regeneration or gentrification displaces people.
The city’s core areas are occupied by the wealthy. Low-income residents are pushed to the urban peripheries in search of affordable housing. This trend is intensifying around the world: in New York, London, Sydney, Los Angeles and Vancouver as well as in globalising or emerging cities like Johannesburg, Accra, Beijing, Cape Town, Jakarta, Mumbai and Shanghai.
We have seen this model before. It was called the apartheid city.
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