Why we should all have a basic income
It’s the difference between doing meaningless work for money, and using money to do meaningful work.
There was nothing unanticipated in this first disturbing week of the Trump administration. It will not get better. Americans should therefore steel themselves, and hold their representatives to account. Those in a position to take a stand should do so, and those who are not should lay the groundwork for a better day. There is nothing great about the America that Trump thinks he is going to make; but in the end, it is the greatness of America that will stop him.
Dat betekent, en dat zag je in de 19de eeuw ook, dat de angst nog groter wordt en dat het kan leiden tot een scheiding. Je had de optimisten en de pessimisten, je had degenen die profiteerden en degenen die weinig tot geen kansen kregen. Er was een heilig vooruitgangsgeloof in de technologie tegenover cultuurpessimisme. In een periode van extreme verandering zie je altijd polarisatie. Het wordt heel snel in twee kampen verdeeld … Nou, dat zie je nu weer.”
Radical candor, then, results from a combination of caring personally and challenging directly. But what does it look like in practice? Scott has created an acronym to help people remember:
HHIPP: “Radical candor is humble, it’s helpful, it’s immediate, it’s in person — in private if it’s criticism and in public if it’s praise — and it doesn’t personalize.” That last P makes a key distinction: “My boss didn’t say, ‘You're stupid.’ She said, ‘You sounded stupid when you said um.’ There's a big difference between the two.”
De crimineel krijgt ook een stevige uppercut, als cash wordt verboden. Gedaan met overvallen – er valt niets meer te rapen. Ook andere vormen van misdaad draaien om geld. Neem dat weg en je ontneemt de gemiddelde crimineel zijn hoogste doel. Of de terrorist zijn voedingsbodem. Zo zou IS zijn fondsen halen uit versluisd informeel contant geld. Met elektronische betalingen worden criminelen makkelijker traceerbaar.
Maybe the news should stop trying so hard to entertain.
Getting the news from just your friends is a logical fallacy, you need to know your enemies, and realize they’re not much different from yourself.
Makes you think...
"The idea that professors are snobs looking down their noses at ordinary Americans, trying to push the country in directions it does not wish to go, soon became an established conservative trope, taking its place alongside criticism of the liberal press and the liberal judiciary.
The main reason for this development is that attacking liberal professors as elitists serves a vital purpose. It helps position the conservative movement as a populist enterprise by identifying a predatory elite to which conservatism stands opposed — an otherwise difficult task for a movement strongly backed by holders of economic power."
By the time many young men do reach college, a deep-seated gender stereotype has taken root that feeds into the stories they have heard about themselves as learners. Better to earn your Man Card than to succeed like a girl, all in the name of constantly having to prove an identity to yourself and others.
They’re all formatted as ‘m.me/yourusername,’ making you super-easily searchable to people outside of your friendship group.
"The difference is the media response. A dead Muslim is an unlucky mutt in the wrong place at the wrong time. A dead European is front-page news."
(15:25) Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.
"Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so," said the philosopher John Stuart Mill. It’s a paradox at the heart of happiness. We are hardwired to enjoy the anticipation of a joyous event, and savor the memory. But in that actual moment of an experience? It can be hard to tell.