Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014’s Most Influential Thinker

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/dec/22/we-need-a-wealth-tax-thomas-piketty-2014s-most-influential-thinker “I am afraid that if you don’t find peaceful domestic solutions to our inequality and social problems, then it’s always tempting to find other people responsible for our problems.”  Advertisements

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http://insidestory.org.au/tabloid-tweeter-tangles-the-truth “You’ve got to give Murdoch credit,” said American political commentator Peter Beinart. “He’s packed a remarkable amount of idiocy and nastiness into 140 characters.” The wealthy seem to acquire this arrogance that because they have made money in one … Continue reading

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Gender Neutrality

http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/parenting-gender-neutral/index.html Astonishingly people believe that ” In this ‘gender-neutral’ trend, we are running the risk of losing gender identity completely.” I can’t see that this is even a risk. Assuming for amoment that it is a risk, does it matter? … Continue reading

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Great graphic on foetal development

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-mesmerising-animation-shows-how-babies-form

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Inherently insecure IT

http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/18/this-little-usb-necklace-hacks-your-computer-in-no-time-flat/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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Poverty is a choice, Inequality is a choice

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/10/once-poor-you-always-fear-it-austerity-will-only-create-more-hungry-children-suzanne-moore ”Once you have been poor, you always fear it. When people talk about their high-powered, high-stress jobs, I often wonder if they even know what stress is. To not have when others have is not just a material lack; … Continue reading

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The big history project

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive After viewing Bill Gates book recommendations for 2014 on YouTube I found a link to the gates notes website. Instead the link took me to the Big History Project! To understand humanity we need to understand our place in … Continue reading

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