Instead of a health tax on sugar, why not remove sugar subsidies?
It seems weird that some areas of the US have considered a health tax on sugary drinks and other items containing a lot of sugar, corn syrup, etc. Why not instead remove subsidies on those raw materials instead? Otherwise people's tax dollars are being used twice on the same product

Are lakes just permanent floods?
How long does an area have to be flooded for before it's considered a body of water?

The scoring mechanism on Lemmy is addictive
I can't read a news article anymore without thinking of how many upvotes I'd get if I posted it to Lemmy. People are fucking dying. I suppose the scoring mechanism is a way to distinguish higher-quality posts from lower-quality ones, but I also wonder whether "humane" social media like Lemmy blindly adopts techniques from mainstream social media that serves to increase engagement and profit. I wonder what a radical anticapitalist rethinking of social media would look like.

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