Dead Wild Roses: How Equal Do We Want the World? – Dan Ariely

More than you’d think really.  Human beings seem to intrinsically value fairness and equality and yet, as of today have constructed societies based on moving as far away as possible from any sort of equitable norm. Take note of the piece on John Rawls and how using the Veil of Ignorance idea as a cognitive ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Graphic Depiction of Unfettered Capitalism

The true believers in unfettered capitalism will not like this video: H/t Alex Himelfarb Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Spring Signs of A Thaw In Our Political Passivity?

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen in print the term ‘Red Tory’, used to describe an economic conservationism balanced by a social progressiveness. Yet it is included in columns today by The Star’s Thomas Walkom and Chantal Hebert as both reflect upon the significance of Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservative victory in Monday’s Alberta ...

punditman: Uncommon Wisdom at the Convenience Store

punditman says.. Punditman recently learned that convenience store owners everywhere toss out more old newspapers than ever before because apparently nobody reads anymore. Punditman always knew that news industry circulation numbers were faked but the whole thing has become laughable. Call it the Twitterization of the public mind, but surely publishing newsprint is one dying ...

punditman: Uncommon Wisdom at the Convenience Store

punditman says.. Punditman recently learned that convenience store owners everywhere toss out more old newspapers than ever before because apparently nobody reads anymore. Punditman always knew that news industry circulation numbers were faked but the whole thing has become laughable. Call it the Twitterization of the public mind, but surely publishing newsprint is one dying ...

punditman: Uncommon Wisdom at the Convenience Store

punditman says.. Punditman recently learned that convenience store owners everywhere toss out more old newspapers than ever before because apparently nobody reads anymore. Punditman always knew that news industry circulation numbers were faked but the whole thing has become laughable. Call it the Twitterization of the public mind, but surely publishing newsprint is one dying ...