it’s the result of the selection pressures inherent in the capitalist system because profitability is the sole fitness function that the company is evaluated on. Capitalism rewards psychopathic behaviour since people have to be willing to exploit others to become successful. Anybody who would try to run an ethical company would quickly find it impossible to compete with business owners who are willing to brutally exploit their workers.
What’s really wild is that two-thirds of Americans who file for bankruptcy cite medical issues as a key contributor to their financial downfall. The “richest” country in the world.
I got into nature photography a few years ago, and it’s been a really fun hobby. It gets me out of the house, and I’ve discovered a lot of local wild life that I didn’t know about. I post some pictures here.
There would have been no invasions. The war was started in response to NATO expansion towards Russia, which itself included invasions such as Yugoslavia. This a well documented fact that you continue to ignore. Russia tried to resolve this problem peacefully for 8 years, and it was perfectly happy if Ukraine implemented Minsk which the west now tells was never meant to be implemented. Now thanks to the genius of western diplomacy, the west got itself into a proxy war with Russia that the west is currently losing.
Meanwhile, it’s pretty rich for you to moan about waves of more country invasions when it’s the west that’s been invading countries for decades. Learn a bit about what happened to Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, or Iraq and who invaded them. Of course, I understand that westerners don’t consider people who don’t have blond hair and blue eyes to be human, so I get why you wouldn’t care about those invasions.
All the west has accomplished so far is to ensure that countless thousands of people died, and that Ukraine has been devastated. Ukraine lost millions of people who fled the war, much of its industry has been destroyed, and its economy is in shambles. There is absolutely no evidence that Ukraine will be able to reverse the gains Russia has made, and western support is now starting to run dry because the west lacks the industrial base to keep this conflict going indefinitely.
If not for western interference, then the whole war could have been avoided. All Russia demanded before the war was that Ukraine stays neutral and honors the Minsk accords that it and its western sponsors agreed to. It is absolutely surreal that anybody can look at what happen to Ukraine over the past year and a half and claim that this was done for the good of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the sanctions have had little effect on Russia which was able to reorient its economy towards the east and are now they’re dealing with friendly countries that aren’t seeking to undermine them. Russia’s economy is actually projected by the IMF to have over 1% growth this year.
On the other hand, the sanctions have had a catastrophic effect on the European economy, and it’s not clear how Europe will be able to recover from that going forward.
The main issue is that the approach is too naive. Organic tissue has blood vessels that bring nutrients and oxygen to the cells while removing waste. This is what allows tissue to grow in three dimensions. When you just have a bunch of cells in a vat, then cells in the middle of the mass have no way to get nutrients or dispose of waste. The other big problem is the lack of an immune system, so any contaminant can quickly grow in this substrate.
A better approach could be to try growing a more complex organic system that includes muscle tissue and maybe even organs such as heart and kidneys. I imagine this is a solvable problem, but it might not be the best approach.
A different approach I saw was to modify plants to produce meat like tissue. People have been playing around with this approach as seen here. That seems a lot more promising to me because growing plants is a lot easier than trying to culture cells in a vat.
Being an utter ignoramus is sort of a prerequisite for being a liberal. Once a person learns a modicum of history, then it quickly becomes impossible to reconcile reality with liberal ideology.