When you look at the world today, how do you see the world? How would you describe it, particularly from a moral perspective?
DAN ARIELY: I think morality has a few elements to it. It's a real struggle between what's good for me and…Continue
Blog post written by Donnie Maclurcan, co-founder of the Post Growth Institute
Giving things away freely – time, knowledge, possessions and money - has been and continues to be a truly valuable aspect of my freedom. My grandmother was a big inspiration. She lived simply yet, in the last years of her life, if you commented appreciatively about any item in her house she would suggest you take it. In part, her…Continue
Added by Jen Hinton on October 31, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments
Unfortunately for the progress of the human race we seem to know very little about how to govern ourselves and the result is a lot of guesswork without apply much science or logic. But there is a means for better understanding of how our system of society or macroeconomics actually functions, which I have developed and which I can supply.
The past history of macroeconomic thought contained several impotant steps toward this development of this science, but it fell short in recent…Continue
Last week, the Global Peace Index 2012 (GPI) indicated that the world is more peaceful this year than in 2011. But how should we interpret this in light of the more sober conclusions of the latest Happy Planet Index (HPI)?
The Global Peace Index…Continue
Added by Alexa van Sickle on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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In 1930, Keynes predicted that by 2030, we'd be working a 15-hour week; but he underestimated our appetite for wealth. Robert and Edward Skidelsky explain why Keynes was mistaken, and…Continue
Added by Carnegie Council on June 12, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
We called him 'Bapu' and he called us 'Bapu' too! Every time we visited Hanuman Sarange's farm, Bapu would greet us "Ram Ram Bapuuu" with a faint smile on his wrinkled face. A few months passed like this and when we got some time alone, I asked bapu about his life and how he ended up with his brother. He started talking, looking away in void, as if his life story was…Continue