Episode 128: Good News III


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Today’s podcast once again focuses on the stories that prove that the sky isn’t falling, that there is another tomorrow, and that things aren’t all bad! In this episode of SLHS, Guy Evans reviews three positive news items – Utah’s efforts to eradicate homelessness, an athlete giving up a spot at the Winter Olympics to her twin, and new research that suggests evolution favors selflessness rather than selfishness. Enjoy!

FURTHER READING

Only the compassionate will survive. Positive News. January 16 2014.

Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes. Nationofchange.org. January 18 2014.

Homes Not Handcuffs: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless, July 2009.

Adami, C. and Hintze, A. (2013). Evolutionary instability of zero-determinant strategies demonstrates that winning is not everything. Scientific Reports. August 01 2013.

Grund, T., Waloszek, C. and Helbing, D. (2013). How Natural Selection Can Create Both Self- and Other-Regarding Preferences, and Networked Minds. Scientific Reports. March 19 2013.

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