Is Rupert Murdoch Destroying the World?

People like to blame the Koch Brothers, and they are important within the US, but a recent article by George Monbiot points out how English-speaking countries lag the rest of the world in understanding the crucial physics, chemistry and biology that directly impact the future in coming centuries, or to put it more neutrally, are at odds with the rest of the world in their perspective.

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Monbiot’s attribution is that “The richer we are and the more we consume, the more self-centred and careless of the lives of others we appear to become”, but I propose the alternative hypothesis that the Murdoch empire’s strategies have been effective in promoting a shallow and shabby self-centeredness in the countries that they directly affect.

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  1. English-speaking countries are ahead of the rest of the world in understanding the crucial physics, chemistry and biology that won't directly impact the future in coming centuries. The data does not support the apocalyptic scenarios. The catastrophic, anthropogenic, global warming alarmists are the only source of doom, and they've been shown to be wrong repeatedly.

    Always remember observations trump models. Models that have an amazing track record of possessing no predictive ability, definitely are not evidence.

    [ Yawn. "understanding the crucial physics, chemistry and biology that won't directly impact the future", er, whuh? Odd sense of "crucial". Anyway, to what, then, do you attribute this remarkable perspicacity of the English-speaking world? -mt ]

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