Another giant passes away. Prof Kenneth Arrow was a giant of the giants. His work continues to inspire (or mentally harass!) students till date.
Here is a nice obituary.
During President Obama’s farewell address he stated that “the next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle class jobs obsolete.” He then advocated for a new social compact for future generations of Americans that would ensure them the education they would need to be able to… 988 more words
The silent drama of photography is a 2013 Ted Talk by internationally renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado. It was passed onto me by a former lecturer of mine, Michael Douglass, who met Sebastião and thought that his story carried some powerful sentiments. 473 more words