By Annie Murphy Paul – Treating mind and body as separate is an old and powerful idea in Western culture, dating to Descartes and before. But this venerable trope is facing down a challenge from a generation of researchers—in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, even philosophy—who claim that we think with and through our bodies. 98 more words
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By Devjyot Ghoshal – It’s not easy to bring five world leaders together, get them to negotiate a landmark deal and have them all leave happily. 78 more words
Wall Street Revalued: Imperfect Markets and Inept Central Bankers, Author: Andrew Smithers.
By Brett Arends – What do the following years have in common: 1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999? 163 more words
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By Steve Denning – There is one category of actor curiously missing from Stiglitz’s list of villains: his fellow economists. There is no mention for instance that it was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, Milton Friedman, whose New York Times article on September 13, 1970, “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits”, launched the idea that corporations should focus solely on making money for themselves and the shareholders, and basically, to hell with everyone else. 111 more words