Stop Renting. Start Living: Rejecting the Second-Hander

What is the most expensive rent you could pay? It is the rent on your Self. Rejecting the second-hander is the prerequisite to be truly living.

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Does meritocracy lack merit? A critique from “The Meritocracy Trap”

For Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovitz, the word “meritocracy” is ironically named – he argues the meritocratic ideal both lacks “merit” and creates a new form of aristocracy that hurts social mobility. This article looks at takeaways from his book, “The Meritocracy Trap”.

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[Big Ideas – Special] Understanding Markets via “Narrative Economics”

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller looks at “how stories go viral and drive major economic events” via “narrative economics”.

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Witch Hunt 2019 Version: On What Grounds Do You Stand?

“What if everything we are taught in economics 101 is not only wrong, but may even be setting us up for populism, dictatorship or revolution?” Wondering why that’s the case? Read more about a modern “witch hunt” in an “economy of deception” littered by “preference falsification”.

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BEST Article I’ve Read in 2019: Multidisciplinary Approach to Thinking by Peter Kaufman

Peter Kaufman’s take on a multidisciplinary approach is arguably the BEST thing I’ve read in 2019. Here are my key takeaways & action plan – welcome to join me!

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Life Is The Ultimate Imitation Game (René Girard reading notes 1)

“Man differs from the other animals in his greater aptitude for imitation.” Let’s look at this quote from Aristotle from the modern lens of evolutionary biology, identity politics, game theory, and AI.

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“It will be waiting and it is yours”: The Atlantis in Your Eyes

There is another world out there. It is an Atlantis shaped by your world view, protected by your moral code. It is real. It is possible. It is waiting for you.

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What Silence Quietly Says: On The Chilling Effect & Strategic Silence

Silence speaks. Are you self-censoring via the Chilling Effect, or censoring others via Strategic Silence?

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