Non-financial: January - March 2006 articles archive home
Blinded by the glitter
Peter Hitchens maintains that it’s easy to look at the shining towers of Shanghai and think that liberty in China will arrive alongside prosperity.
Friday, March 10, 2006 ... more
 
 
How do you make a million?
Some folks will tell you, by investing in stocks. But only a handful become millionaires by investing in the stock market. You’re more likely to make it by being a stockbroker.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 ... more
 
 
Gaia’s revenge
According to James Lovelock, the world has already passed the point of no return for climate change, and civilization as we know it is unlikely to survive.
Friday, February 24, 2006 ... more
 
Sounds like fun
How can a family go on a vacation without spending lots of money? Stay at home and do things around the house … You can also go visit relatives ...
Friday, February 17, 2006 ... more
 
 
The talent myth
“The talent myth,” says Gladwell, “assumes that people make organizations smart. More often than not, it’s the other way around.”
Friday, February 10, 2006 ... more
 
 
Getting smart
Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Columbia University, has found that people generally hold one of two fairly firm beliefs about their intelligence ...
Friday, February 3, 2006 ... more
 
 
Yes, it does.
A reader has written in to say that anyone who believes money doesn’t buy happiness not only doesn’t know where to shop but probably doesn’t look at enough research.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 ... more
 
Happy, then rich
In a nutshell, more money may enhance well-being when it means avoiding poverty but otherwise appears to increase it little over the long-term
Friday, January 27, 2006 ... more
 
 
What’s enough?
J. Paul Getty, said, "If you can actually count your money, you are not really rich.” But, some of us probably don’t need that much.
Thursday, January 26, 2006 ... more
 
Star-spangled bumpkins
Americans believe their economy is invincible says Bill Bonner in The Spectator magazine, but an excess of debt means disaster lies ahead.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 ... more
 
 
Wishful thinking?
Writing in The Spectator magazine, Simon Nixon, who’s just bought a house, says he’s no longer worried about property prices coming down as they are holding up very nicely ...
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 ... more
 
 
What('s) pleasure?
Can animals feel pleasure? Is there a limit to pleasure? A while back New Scientist magazine tried to answer a few questions about pleasure.
Friday, January 20, 2006 ... more
 
 
Smart people believe dumb things too
What is perturbing is the extent to which our education system tends to teach us what to think, rather than how to think.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 ... more
 
Another myth
Economists often cite the "QWERTY" layout of the standard typewriter keyboard as a clear example of how markets "can lock in mistakes".
Friday, January 13, 2006 ... more
 
 
The measure of ourselves
... perhaps measuring men by the marketplace is one of the penalties of our age, and if some scholar would tell us why this must be, we would know more about ourselves.
Thursday, January 5, 2006 ... more
 
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