Another Polio Officer Shot Dead In Pakistan – We Do Want To Kill Off Polio, Right?

That we have our own problems with the anti-vaccine crowd is obvious enough. Those who fail to understand what a bitch Mother Nature is, how she and evolution want to eat your children. Thus they decry vaccines as unnatural and wish to leave their children to the deaths that so many before them suffered:

In the past, our ancestors were subjected to full-strength, undiluted, CFC-free, pure-organic, additive-free natural selection. The biggest recipients were young children, for which evolution had the greatest appetite of all.

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Pakistan’s Sewage Works Show How Far We’ve Still Got To Go With Polio

Here in the rich countries we hardly even think of polio these days. Back when oldsters like me were young it was still a memory but one kept at bay by Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine. For the generation before it was a horror that swept through the population crippling, paralysing and even killing children. The memory of how awful it was has gone – although we might occasionally think of those like Julian Critchley struck down in old age by post-polio syndrome.…

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Defies Economic Reality- School Fees Must Be Cut

Given the still visible colonial imprint upon Pakistan we’d expect the Supreme Court Justices to be aware of the Canute and the waves story but apparently not as this ruling on private school fees demonstrates. For they’ve issued a ruling which entirely flies in the face of the tides and currents of economic reality. Cut your fees but don’t you dare go cutting any of your expenses!

Do note that this is nothing to do with whether there should be private schools or not, nor whether some method of making them cheaper might be possible.…

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Pakistan’s Chief Justice Almost Right – Charge For Water, Not For Dams, But To Charge For Water

When something is in short supply at the current price then a reasonable idea is to raise the price for it. This will, even if it doesn’t call forth more supply, at least restrain demand. It’s also worth noting that if we don’t have government trying to determine what the price will be then something in short supply will rise in price anyway. So, why shouldn’t government do what would already be done in the absence of government?…

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