Non-financial: April - June 2007 articles archive home
 
Why itís a bad idea
Most well-meaning parents tell their kids they have to Ďget a jobí. They think itís a good idea for them to trade their time for money.
Friday, June 29, 2007 ... more
 
In praise of the sceptics
So what can we do to compensate for the fact that we are not capable of accurate predictions and donít seem to learn from our experiences?
Friday, June 22, 2007 ... more
 
 
Welcome to the machine
Information is now a commodity. It comes indiscriminately, directed at no one in particular, disconnected from usefulness; we are glutted with information ...
Friday, June 15, 2007 ... more
 
The sooner the better
In the past, this outrage was expressed in the quest for an alternative society [but] that alternative has gone. The intelligentsia is stuck with the market system.
Friday, June 8, 2007 ... more
 
 
Celebrating our ignorance
The purpose of this Honours Convocation is to recognize your remarkable achievements Ö but, first I want to celebrate how little you have learned.
Friday, June 1, 2007 ... more
 
Why idiots have all the money
Ever come across a socially powerful individual who acts in such a dumb way that you canít help but wonder how they got to where they are?
Friday, May 25, 2007 ... more
 
 
The romantic view Ö
Ö of the natural world as a blissful Eden is only held by those who have no actual experience of nature. People who live in nature are not romantic about it.
Friday, May 18, 2007 ... more
 
 
To be or not to be Ö a Barbarian
I want to tell you about two groups of people who lived many years ago but whose influence is still with us. The first group, the Athenians ...
Friday, May 11, 2007 ... more
 
Five minutes with Morrie
Tuesdays With Morrie chronicles the lessons about life that Mitch learns from his professor, who is dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Friday, April 20, 2007 ... more
 
 
Why some succeed while others donít.
Ever wonder why it is that when two people seem to have the same amount of talent and ability only one of them appears to succeed?
Friday, April 13, 2007 ... more
 
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