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Uncertainty: can't live with it, can't live without it

Some things are certain. Like the fact that you have to return to work after your winter holiday, spent on a quiet beach in Goa. Damn. 949 more words

Philosophy

Architecture and urban design beyond the Pyramid Age

This building is based on a very clear vision of neo-liberal capitalism – it’s all steel and concrete and glass; it could easily be an airport building, or a shopping mall. 1,874 more words

English

From white-washing to uncovering secrets: this week's research quest for the history of biography

My research quest this week has been to try to better explain the shift from respectful, white-washed biographies of the Victorian-era to the biographical preoccupation by the late-twentieth century with uncovering secrets. 558 more words

Charles Dickens

Economics after the Crash: What Should Students be Taught?

Robert Skidelsky’s concluding remarks at the Post-Keynesian conference in Kansas City, tracked some clear principles toward which economic education should evolve. First of all, it has to be recognized that today there is a diffused discontent on how economics is taught, especially for two facts: it does not describe the contemporary economic reality and it does not provide the framework for a true economic debate, which is an essential pillar for every democratic society. 817 more words