Categories Uncategorized Links for August 2010 Post author By tom Post date September 1, 2010 1 Comment on Links for August 2010 RSA Animate Zizek Breaking the billions of dollars textbook market ‘imagination is not only about fiction: it is integral to our painful progress in separating fiction from fact’ Adam Curtis: The Readl Mad Men ‘Experiments in the laboratory of consumerism 1959-67’ ‘Nudge…came at a convenient moment for free-market capitalism. It argues that there’s nothing wrong with markets, only with people, and the state’s role is to make people fit for markets, not the other way about. Cameron Johann Hari: The management consultancy scam ‘labour productivity growth was much higher in the countries where it is hardest to fire people’ ‘What Social Science Does—and Doesn’t—Know’ (and why) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← The narrative construction of reality → Quote #257 One reply on “Links for August 2010” The Zizek talk is a wonderful illustration of the mechanisms Norman Cohn explains in “The Pursuit of the Millennium”. It’s impossible not to be touched, because he appeals to our most dangerous part: our longing for purity. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.