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Valerie Vande Panne: 7 Economic Terms That Are Often Used to Destroy Communities

If it sounds too good to be true, take a closer look beyond the buzzwords. There are so many plans these days to “transform” an area via a “public-private partnership” … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

David Graeber: On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs — A Work Rant

In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Comedians have figured out the trick to covering Trump

. While major news networks have struggled to figure out the right way to cover the Trump administration, political satirists like Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Harry Frankfurt on Bullshit

. Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times bestseller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

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