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Unlearning and Other Jedi Mind Tricks - Finding the (Creative) Force

I believe the greatest calling of an educator is to inspire one’s students to want to wonder and learn about things on their own, and to… 3,544 more words

Pay for no performance

How can CEOs, management and boards of directors have their interests aligned with the long-term health of the companies they run? How can their interests be aligned with the interests of their employees? 1,120 more words

Economics

It's Not My Fault! Seriously!

There have been a lot of surveys of career and job satisfaction done over the years by both social scientists and marketing companies. It’s an easy thing to fund, because it lets executives quantitatively examine the productivity of their underlings as if they are the mechanical parts of a vending machine while at the same time pretending to care about them. 1,497 more words

Philosophy

A Review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

“When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did in the nineteenth century and seems quite likely to do again in the twenty-first, capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine the meritocratic values on which democratic societies are based.”

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Blog Posts

Substitutes for fossil fuel

In my previous two posts I have discussed how we could assist climate change by reflecting light back to space, and some ways to take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 1,065 more words