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A Book of Boredom and Brilliance and Other Related Things

Figure 1: Attribution: By Author [Fair Use], via Author Web Site I recently finished reading a very interesting book called “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self” by Manoush Zomorodi. While some of the reviews I’ve seen are rather haughtily negative, I enjoyed this book. I already limit […]

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Morality in Economics (and Elsewhere)

I just finished listening to CBC: The Invisible Hand, Episode 10 – Homo Economicus 2.0. The gist of the podcast was discussing the idea of economists modelling human behaviour in the marketplace via a sort of wire frame person acting its own self interest dubbed “Homo Economicus“. In recent years, an attempt has been made […]

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Jumping Through Hoops To Achieve Piety (CBC Ideas – The Myth of the Secular, Part 3)

I listen to quite a few podcasts during my daily commute to and from work by train. One of my favourites is CBC Ideas. I’m a bit behind but this week I listened to The Myth of the Secular, Part 3. It’s part of a series exploring the need to rethink secularism: “Western social theory once […]

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