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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Wellbeing

    Ben Schiller, "Everyone is Miserable – Here’s What We can Do About It"

    Fast Company - 16 Feb 2018

    This is a review of a new book (“Lost Connections”) that explores how modern societies may be creating a world of unhappiness. The author (Hohann Hari) questions the prevailing wisdom about depression and wonders whether the current epidemic is not connected to how we’ve chosen to construct the world around us. He concludes by asserting that: “If you are depressed and anxious, you are not a machine with malfunctioning parts. You are a human being with unmet needs. The only real way out of our epidemic of despair is for all of us, together, to begin to meet those human needs – for deep connection, to the things that really matter in life” (reads in 7-9 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 23 February 2018

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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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