Weekend Reading

• The theory of rockets and parachutes: a primer on US gasoline prices (The Barrel) • What the Mafia teaches about fiscal policy (Olaf Storbeck) • The Bond Vigilante (The Atlantic) • Faulty Towers: The Crisis in Higher Education (The Nation) • The great corporate tax swindle (Guardian) • A Crude Guess About The Future…

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Freewill

Excellent piece on free will from Biophilia Free will- solved! A theory of free will. One of the perennial chestnuts of philosophy is the problem of free will. Mostly a problem for theists rather than non-theists, it still holds a few mysteries for everyone. Is our natural intuition of freedom true, that we reign as sovereign…

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Just Looking

Have you ever fired up the Google box for the purposes of finding something pertinent and relevant to your next task only to find yourself four hours later amazed by your new found knowledge that a crocodile cannot stick out its tongue or that there is no Betty Rubble in The Flintstones chewable vitamins. Seeking…

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Was it Worth It

I was just scanning this little piece on Raj Rajaratnam the billionaire who has just been found guilty of insider trading. It states that he made around $60 million over about six years by using his highly placed network. This raises the question of if you are worth a billionaire bucks is a further $60…

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