November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – NYT article on Doritos

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/10/01/dining/nacho-graphic.html The New York Times article explains how consumers are manipulated by the design of Doritos. Specifically, multiple elements of the chips are created to be physically and psychologically appealing which increases consumption. Naturally, consumption of junk food is not good for one’s health. There are a number of scientists Read more…

November 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – 85 year old Japanese man found not guilty of murder in retrial.

“In a retrial held decades after his conviction, a court on Thursday acquitted an 85-year-old man of a 1985 murder in Kumamoto Prefecture. The Kumamoto District Court found Koki Miyata not guilty in the murder of his shogi partner Matao Okamura in Matsubase, Kumamoto Prefecture, more than 34 years ago.” Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory

“Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area.” https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-gigafactory-germany-protests/youre-stealing-our-water-germans-protest-against-tesla-gigafactory-idUKKBN1ZH0KM?utm_source=reddit.com Many RLEs that have some disagreement / protest etc. can work well for May 2020 Read more…

May 2020 Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – Carlos Ghosn and Nissan

“Ousted former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said the future of the Japanese car giant is in doubt. Mr Ghosn told the BBC that the struggling firm’s results and the drop in its share price worried him. ” https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51064599 Carlos Ghosn’s personal circumstances certainly affect how seriously his views (i.e. Read more…