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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Human condition, ECONOMICS, Inequalities

    Oliver Wainwright, "Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai's ultimate folly"

    The Guardian - 13 Feb 2018

    This may be the most extreme example of luxury and exclusivity gone mad! It’s worth reading the article in full to get a sense about how hubris is leading the fantasy archipelago of 300 artificial ‘countries’ back in business (reads in 12-16 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 16 February 2018

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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Human condition, Wellbeing

    Thu-Huong Ha, "Knee-Jerk cynicism is a failure of critical reasoning, says Steven Pinker in a new book"

    Quartzy - 14 Feb 2018

    In his new book (“Enlightenment Now”), the Harvard psychologist extols the promise of human civilization and its potential to save itself from darkness. He puts forth a forceful case for optimism, based on humanity’s post-enlightenment track record. Through the ideals of progress, science, reason, and humanism, he argues, people have improved their collective lot across myriad measures, including health, wealth, inequality, safety, peace, civil rights, even happiness (reads in 5-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 16 February 2018

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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Human condition

    John Bonville, "The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio review – why feelings are the unstoppable force"

    The Guardian - 2 Feb 2018

    This is a review of the latest book by Antonio Damasio, a professor of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy. In it, he argues that what the body feels is every bit as significant as what the mind thinks, and that “the world of emotions and feelings” is the force that drove unstoppably towards the flowering of human consciousness and the creation of cultures. The simple and profound point made by the book: how do we live, if not by feeling? (reads in 4-5 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 10 February 2018

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