I just finished a month-long trip in Colombia, visiting the Caribbean coast, major cities, and parts of the Andes region. Some thoughts. Continue reading Notes on Colombia
Would you rather go to Oxford for three years but not graduate, or would you rather go on holiday for three years and be given a perfectly forged Oxford degree? Which would lead to you earning more over the course your life? The answer should be obvious, the latter. Once you admit that you admit … Continue reading Sir, what’s the point of this class again?
The greatest conspiracies are rarely organised overtly, rather they exist implicitly. And that is what Bed Goldacre details in Bad Pharma. The book details the extent of manipulation and dishonesty present in the drug industry, and this extends far beyond pharmaceutical corporation employees. The companies, the journals read by doctors, the doctors themselves and the … Continue reading There’s no conspiracy, just mundane bad behaviour hidden in plain sight
Inequality has been at the forefront of political debate all over the world, from the insurgent campaigns of Bernie Sanders, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Jeremy Corbyn to the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) in Mexico, and has even provided the impetus for Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption on China. The way such widely different … Continue reading Can anything stop The Rich from getting richer?
Crime stories are always best when they’re “based on a true story” and Bad Blood went one further by being a meticulously researched yet incredibly gripping account of Theranos’ rise and fall over the last decade. John Carreyrou portrays the major characters and events equally well, skilfully reconstructing events that took place years before he … Continue reading Bad Blood