Reading List – Random Reads
The inevitable move from globalization to nationalism, predicted in 1998
The ideology of “market fundamentalism”, the belief that every aspect of social life is best organized according to economic market principle, has replaced civic spirit and discredited collective decision making.
On the follies of rich people
The very best of journalism. One that predicts the future with precision.
Our ideas of what is ‘natural’ are too often deeply dangerous
George Soros is a personal hero. This piece however effects deconstructs his essential conflict
The art of the scam
A commencement speech for our time
Dear Lord, what a takedown
An Effective critique of Jordan Peterson’s ideas
Economic growth was not, at first, intended to signify wellbeing
A growth-based global economy reliant on ever-increasing monetization of natural resources and human activity
A frightening symbol
Loooool. On bad arguments
It’s all material
A love story, truly like no other
Why you should stop caring about what other people think of you
On tough parenting
This was brutal
I am late because I have problems
Science is humility
The Baloney Detection Kit
10 very useful blogs
Socioeconomic wealth is not the only, or even the most important, metric of personal happiness.
A well considered exploration of alleged political correctness
Why society must grow beyond its evolutionary heritage
How to criticise an opponent
How to produce ideas
This has proven itself timeless, even if some of its paternalism grates
Is human progress an illusion?
The tragedy of Dr. Oz is that he was perfectly placed to help people navigate this tension in medicine — acknowledging their longing and their suffering, studying viable alternative therapies, and helping people understand and appreciate all that science has to offer.
Refusing to truly understand those who disagree with you is intellectual laziness and worse, is usually worse than what you’re accusing the Other Side of doing
The university should be a place where the dissenter doesn’t need to fear the repercussions of their dissent
Don’t lie to yourself
If abortion were in fact murder
Very important and deeply considered piece, even if I disagree with its premise
The Man Who Knew Too Little – The New York Times
Gaming a system is not the kind of entrepreneurship we should admire
Good people on all sides, struggling with love and morality.