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So I just added the “Causes” app on Facebook. When talking to my friends, most of them said it was useless because people either picked causes no one would object to (“UNICEF“), were humourous ( “Foundation for the protection of Swedish underwear models“), or because it just seemed like “arm chair activism”. To combat these faults, I’ve picked some possibly controversial causes and am trying to stimulate debate that hopefully leads to more activism/change. Here’s a list of causes I’ve joined that might be of interest to this group:

This leads me to ask two questions. First, have you got any beef with one of these causes? If so, post your vitriolic rant here. Second, which causes would you join? Add the FB app and then post the list here. We’ll see if you play it safe or if you walk on the wild side.


Written by Brian Quistorff

April 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

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  1. I have no problems with any of the causes in your list, but I wonder why you stop at the decriminalization of marijuana. Does the Facebook application have a ’cause’ for the legalization of other drugs?


    April 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm

  2. I think that drug legalization is something we have to move towards, but I’m not sure how far we should go since it’s unclear where is the optimal point of costs and benefits. So short term I think we should decriminalize marijuana and allow medicinal usage. After people realize it doesn’t cause social unrest, go for legalization of it. Then maybe work on some of the other soft drugs.


    April 25, 2009 at 9:33 am

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