Bike helmets should be optional


I think everyone agrees that riding is always safer with a helmet. But here’s a (the?) argument for making helmets optional:

1. If helmets are optional, then more people will cycle.
2. And there will initially be more cycling casualties

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Did you scan the QR code at the last…

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Did you scan the QR code at the last place you went? Consider turning on bluetooth tracking as well!

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@futuroerahoy Government should…

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@futuroerahoy Government should authorize/back the actions of business owners.

They are the ones who really have a dog in this fight and THEY are the ones who are going to have to do most of the enforcing. If we have to go into another lockdown THEY are the ones it hurts most.

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Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov

This is the fictional autobiography of one Humbert Humbert, written in his jail cell near the end of his life. He is very erudite and quite engaging despite being unhealthily obsessed with young girls. He falls in love with the … Continue reading

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Are you surrounded by fools and…

Are you surrounded by fools and non-entities, by boring people … creeps, stuck-up snobs, bubbleheaded party kids, smug assholes, and, indeed, jerks? If this is how the world regularly looks to you, then I have bad news. Likely, you are the jerk. getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-tell-if-you-re-a…
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How to buy gifts that people actually…

How to buy gifts that people actually want.
www.willpatrick.co.uk/articles/how-to-buy-gifts-th…

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Elizabeth Anderson: argues for a…

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Elizabeth Anderson: argues for a progressive work ethic ⁦@philosopher1923www.thephilosopher1923.org/essay-anderson

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I have three of these excellent books….

I have three of these excellent books. Would love to have 72 more! twitter.com/BWB_NZ/status/1337187465979781120

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I wish we were more nuanced in how we…

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I wish we were more nuanced in how we judge people. People are a complex mix of traits–acquired, inherited, deep, shallow, self-cultivated, and self-deplored. We should praise their good ones and discourage their bad ones, not rush to a binary judgement of the whole person.

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