Categories links Links for June and July 2011 Post author By tom Post date July 28, 2011 1 Comment on Links for June and July 2011 ‘The crypto-homo-rockers David, Iggy and Lou‘ George Monbiot on cost-benefit analysis Tony Kushner Responds to CUNY Board Decision to deny him an honoury degree Guardian / Information is Beautiful inforgraphic on which fish it is ok to eat A destination marketing dilemma: How do you sell a city like Sheffield? « Grumpy Traveller (Egoistic link warning:)Overload and Escape: Two Perspectives on Writing and Reading Narratives Download links for CBC’s How to Think About Science C Cleaner is a utility for windows which helps de-crud your machine Ray Tallis: What Neuroscience Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves Late-Night Thoughts Against Reductionism – Whimsley A message to the illiberal Nudge Industry: push off | spiked Wired: Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die The Autofocus Productivity Method: Stop Maintaining To-Do Lists and Start Getting Stuff Done Thorough article on wealth and income distribution in America: Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power. See also Norton and Ariely – most Americans, including academic economists, are systemmatically ignorant of the extent of wealth inequality Casuals: The Lost Tribe of Britain, They dressed cool and fought Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Of Personal Identity → Tweets for 2011-07-28 One reply on “Links for June and July 2011” I would be interested to know how Monbiot proposes to take the type of decision he is railing about, if not by economic calculation. Shall we ask the haruspices ? Shall we draw lots ? Shall we just play safe and ask him ? Note moreover that he is making a caricature of economic calculation on one hand, and resorting to exactly the same type of logic on the other, when he actually tries to bring in a little objective (and incidentally, justified) criticism. There’s a very good reason for that: economic decisions are taken for economic motives. And why the rant about evil companies ? Is that the man’s version of “ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam”? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.