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Display Name: Tom Ash (active)
Real Name: Tom Ash

Recent comments by Tom Ash:

Legalize drugs! Any questions? -- New Internationalist
’How will governments wrestle drug production from criminal organisations that are running the...
(submitted: 29 May 12  Go to comment)
The flip side to Bill Gates' charity billions -- New Internationalist
Briang: ’It is nice that these foundations can help smooth the rough edges of capitalist greed...
(submitted: 18 May 12  Go to comment)
Hunger and the 0.7% aid debate -- New Internationalist
Is specifically targeting support to smallholders as opposed to other (possibly more efficient) ways...
(submitted: 15 May 12  Go to comment)
Should assisted suicide be legalized? -- New Internationalist
I wrote a lengthy article for openDemocracy on [a href=’http://www.opendemocracy.net/thomas-as...
(submitted: 29 Feb 12  Go to comment)
The Euro debt crisis: bailout or default? -- New Internationalist
Neither bailout nor default are attractive options. Bailouts are never popular; it's entirely pr...
(submitted: 12 Dec 11  Go to comment)
Video: Even the 1% would benefit from equality -- New Internationalist
I'm not quite sure why we should exclude people's houses and pensions from their wealth - se...
(submitted: 07 Dec 11  Go to comment)
Victory for Asháninka against Amazonian dam-builders -- New Internationalist
Modesty obviously prevented Vanessa from including a link to her [a href=’http://www.newint.or...
(submitted: 25 Nov 11  Go to comment)
Cuba makes cancer breakthrough -- New Internationalist
’I just wonder how Cuba can bring this out into the world, beyond its borders, without the gia...
(submitted: 15 Nov 11  Go to comment)
The Facts -- New Internationalist
Andy, see the footnotes...
(submitted: 20 Oct 11  Go to comment)
Your move... -- New Internationalist
Occupy the Squares?
(submitted: 13 Oct 11  Go to comment)
Podcast: Vanessa Baird on nature's defenders -- New Internationalist
Dear Ricardo, I help look after New Internationalist's website and saw your comment. First of al...
(submitted: 12 Oct 11  Go to comment)
The shocking link between racism and schizophrenia -- New Internationalist
Thanks Nick, that's interesting. Of course, causation is rarely all or nothing, and Vitamin D de...
(submitted: 11 Oct 11  Go to comment)
The shocking link between racism and schizophrenia -- New Internationalist
There is a theory that schizophrenia is linked to Vitamin D deficiency, which is naturally higher am...
(submitted: 10 Oct 11  Go to comment)
Social deprivation in riot hotspots – The Facts -- New Internationalist
Thanks RedJess, I've made that correction. I've restored a disclaimer to the text saying tha...
(submitted: 12 Aug 11  Go to comment)
Social deprivation in riot hotspots – The Facts -- New Internationalist
’Is there a way you could include information about proximity to wealthier areas. If inequalit...
(submitted: 11 Aug 11  Go to comment)
Far right may gain from Norway killings -- New Internationalist
[a href=’http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2011/07/causality-murd...
(submitted: 27 Jul 11  Go to comment)
The costs and benefits of animal experiments -- New Internationalist
Thanks Andrew, I suppose that's the clearest case where experiments are worthwhile. What I was p...
(submitted: 08 Jul 11  Go to comment)
The costs and benefits of animal experiments -- New Internationalist
Are there some types of research whose benefits you think might outweigh the costs, at least on some...
(submitted: 07 Jul 11  Go to comment)
Is animal testing necessary to advance medical research? -- New Internationalist
Many commenters above seem very confident that they know the science better than scientists - I worr...
(submitted: 06 Jul 11  Go to comment)
Is animal testing necessary to advance medical research? -- New Internationalist
Not being a medical researcher, I can only judge the question asked based on the above debate and an...
(submitted: 29 Jun 11  Go to comment)