Category Archives: Law

Rules vs instincts

(featured image credit: Gary J. Wood) Economic and social forces condition our behaviour in traffic – and not always for the best “Get out of my way!” If you’re a driver, this phrase has probably crossed your lips (and if not … Continue reading

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Honest meat at a low price for everyone?

(featured image credit: Ann1992) Every benefit has a cost, and this is often borne by those who are least able to bear it Recently my native country was mired in yet another food related scandal. Meat had been repackaged and relabelled … Continue reading

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Organ donation in da nation

(featured image: Engin_Aykurt) Enough with the nudging already – why not simply pay people to donate their organs? One of my earliest childhood memories is hearing on the radio about an operation performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard at the Groote Schuur … Continue reading

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Uber’s shades of grey

(Featured image credit: 5chw4r7z/Flickr) Their logo may be black and white, but our thinking about Uber should not be Last week, an Employment Tribunal in London ruled that Uber drivers should not be treated as self-employed, but as workers, by … Continue reading

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(Weak) point of law

Calls for new or stricter legislation are often based on a misunderstanding of how people’s behaviour is really influenced One of the interesting side effects of being a citizen of one country and living in another one is that it … Continue reading

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