Monthly Archives: July 2004

  • Conquering Heaven on Earth

    Posted on July 22, 2004 by Lene Johansen in Blog.

    Thursday, Jul 22 2004, 09:22:56 AM The low cost of production in our society is making status symbols accessible to more consumers. Former status objects have become necessities. Is this the old communist dream of economical equality come true? Thankfully, this is not the case. First of all, it was not redistribution of wealth that […]

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  • Biotechnology and the State

    Posted on July 21, 2004 by Lene Johansen in Clip Book.

    Wednesday, Jul 21 2004, 09:36:06 AM My first piece published by Tech Central Station, an eminent e-zine for free minds and free markets where published today. In Biotechnology and the State I explore the lessons we should have learned by the Norwegian Mehmet-debacle where Norwegian politicians where making life and death decisions about his health, […]

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  • The Sanctity of Humans and the Profanity of Markets

    Posted on July 19, 2004 by Lene Johansen in Blog.

    Monday, Jul 19 2004, 09:51:12 AM Organizing markets for sale of human organs, use of human embryos in research and eventually in production of medical cures, and use of human reproductive technologies from basic technologies to future possibilities like germline interventions creates a lot of debate. But at the end of the day, most of […]

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  • Multi Culturalism and Relativism

    Posted on July 15, 2004 by Lene Johansen in Blog.

    Thursday, Jul 15 2004, 09:49:32 AM I now live in “Junaiten Bulk”, at least that

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  • Let’s talk about love baby, Let’s talk about you and me�

    Posted on July 14, 2004 by Lene Johansen in Blog.

    This week I have heard so many homemade explanations of what a marriage is and why we have them, it is not even funny. This is because of today’s scheduled up and down vote on gay marriage in the Senate. The yes-crowd have reached new levels of ecstasy by declaring themselves the keepers of truth […]

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  • I don’t want to say goodbye again….

    Posted on July 13, 2004 by Lene Johansen in Blog.

    Tuesday, Jul 13 2004, 05:51:15 AM There is much to be said for being a true cosmopolitan. I count myself among this aristocracy of cultural chameleons that stubbornly retains a few eccentric quirks wherever they might be residing for the time being. But it is a way of life that is costly. The primary cost […]

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  • You know you live in a socialist country when…

    Posted on July 12, 2004 by Lene Johansen in Blog.

    Monday, Jul 12 2004, 09:43:09 AM Since I left Norway, I have had an increasing impression that Norway has gone so far on the road to serfdom that they are left with only two choices. Either they become a totalitarian socialist state, or they must abolish the welfare state completely. It sounds like a nutty […]

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