#22 - Disabilities, unintentional death and reverse-logic | Curio

#22 - Disabilities, unintentional death and reverse-logic

45 mins | Dec 3, 2021

Your audio magazine curated by Ryan Broderick to help you sail into the weekend. As the holiday season gets underway, researchers in Africa have identified a new and powerful COVID variant. We discuss Omicron in our Weekly Roundup, as well as Barbados becoming a republic and Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter. Our Feature this week is from a social scientist and bioethicist who argues society should acknowledge that disabilities can cause pain and suffering without making disabled people feel dehumanised. Then, we move on to our first Conversation Starter, a thought-provoking one about how someone goes on with life after unintentionally killing someone. In this very personal piece, Maryann J. Gray reflects on her own tragic experience to find some answers. Finally, we look at the perfectly logical case for employing reverse logic. For instance, we might see environmentalists fighting climate change by buying coal mines. Broadcaster, columnist and Undercover Economist Tim Harford explains how the less obvious is sometimes the most efficient solution. 00:00:21 - Section 1 - Weekly Roundup 00:01:13 - Section 2 - Features - Aeon 00:26:50 - Section 3 - Conversation Starters - The Wall Street Journal & Financial Times

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