Monthly Archives: November 2010

http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/Democracy.swf War Machine – Deven Langston

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RSAnimate – theRSA.org QualiaSoup

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Deep Glamour

Entrepreneurship and Delusion: Does Glamour Drive the Economy? Does a flourishing economy depend on delusion? Adam Smith thought so. In a famous passage in The Theory of Moral Sentiments he described a “poor man’s son, whom heaven in its anger … Continue reading

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Annie Leonard – Story of Stuff

“Our enormously productive economy . . . demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption . . . we … Continue reading

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THE ORIGINS OF VIRTUE (1996): Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

Prologue Prince Peter Kropotkin theory of human evolution free-thinking anarchist | secret revolutionary <<Mutual Aid: A factor in Evolution>> Thomas Henry Huxley [Malthus, Hobbes, Machiavelli, St. Augustine –> Sophist Gr. philo.s] nature: arena for pitiless struggle btw self-interested creatures human … Continue reading

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Fishbowl Reading List

Henry Adams & John Dewey Kant Critique of Pure Reason Francis Fukuyama End of History & the Last Man Hermann Hesse John Stuart Mill Ayn Rand Matt Ridley Origins of Virtue (QH366.2 .R527 1997) Jeffrey Sachs End of Poverty Adam Smith Wealth … Continue reading

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Influential Thinkers

ECONOMISTS & ENVIRONMENTALIST Robert Reich (SuperCapitalism) Jeffry Sachs (End of Poverty | Columbia Earth Inst) HUMAN RIGHTS | GLOBAL HEALTH Nicholas D. Kristof (Half the Sky) Sam Harris (Moral Landscape) Francis Collins (Language of God | Personalized Med) Human Rights … Continue reading

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