The World's Worst Disease Is Not AIDS, Avian Flu, Malaria... Its Zero-Sum Thinking

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    EXCELLENT article that I really think would do a lot of good for anyone who reads it. This kind of thinking is very mistaken, and limits both your opportunities and your potential.

     
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    Zero sum thinking, an indispensible part of the liberal world view.
     
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    that damn screwtape!

    I love discovering (well in this case, i was tipped off by the most awesome Zenpundit (www.zenpundit.blogspot.com) writing and ideas like this. You rarely hear such original thinking in the media, and so you have to turn to the blogosphere and the remaining good magazines/journals to offer this type of thought.

    It also makes one think, where in my life am I perhaps wrongly or foolishly applying zero sum thinking?
     
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    anyone that grew up during the 60s and 70s, as I did, has a lot of relearning to do. I've found that many things that I was taught in school was slanted and, in some cases, just plain old wrong.

    so, you're not alone in this matter.
     
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    Good stuff.

    I always like to note that while life is NOT, as liberals would have it, zero-sum, it's also not infinite-sum, as some conservos would have it.
     
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    wow. i am at a loss for words. the article itself says it all...
     
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    Unquestionably!! It's the only way they can sell socialism.
     
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    history has proven that there are limits to resources.

    Usually food was the biggest problem. Water is
    another one these days.


    Otherwise I agree that Zero Sum thinking is contraproductive.
     
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    Malaria free in 4 years?...

    Report: Six African Nations Could be Malaria-free by 2020
    April 25, 2016 - Within the next four years, six nations in Africa – the region where malaria is most prominent – could be free of the disease, the World Health Organization said in a report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day.
     
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    Drug-resistant Malaria possibility in Africa...
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    Prospect of Drug-resistant Malaria Stirs Concern in Africa
    July 14, 2016 — The number of new malaria cases in Africa fell 42 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to the World Health Organization. The drop was due in large part to insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor spraying and better access to effective treatments. But this progress could be derailed by a new wave of drug-resistant malaria that's currently affecting Asia.
    See also:

    HIV Treatment Lagging in West Africa
    July 11, 2016 — The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is relatively low in West Africa compared to the rest of Africa, but treatment rates there are equally low, say activists and health care workers. In Ivory Coast, about two-thirds of people living with HIV/AIDS are not on antiretroviral treatment.
     

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