Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Six of the Best 573

Mark Valladares asks if using your preferred definition of liberalism a means to suppress reasoned dissent.

"According to a 2015 Prison Reform Trust review, children and young people who are, or have been, in care were more than five times more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. The most recent inspection report of Medway in 2014, which houses 12 to 17-year-olds who have been remanded or sentenced to detention, found 45% of youngsters there had care histories." Jameel Hadi writes on institutional abuse.

Patrick Barkham reports that more than 10% of children in England haven’t been to a natural environment in past 12 months.

"Trees in Leicester reduce concentrations of road traffic emissions in the city by up to 7% and have a “regionally beneficial impact on air quality”, results from an academic research project have found." Important (and more widely applicable) research from Michael Holder.

Twitter just killed its own product, says Austin Rathe.

Curious British Telly on the short Blue Peter career of Michael Sundin.

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