Ciara Nugent in Time: In April 2020, during the first wave of COVID-19, Amsterdam’s city government announced it would recover from the crisis, and avoid future ones, by embracing the theory of “doughnut economics.” Laid out by British economist ...

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Could a Radical New Economic Theory Amsterdam is embracing, to Help Save the Environment, replace capitalism?

Ciara Nugent in Time:

In April 2020, during the first wave of COVID-19, Amsterdam’s city government announced it would recover from the crisis, and avoid future ones, by embracing the theory of “doughnut economics.” Laid out by British economist Kate Raworth in a 2017 book, the theory argues...

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The mathematical case against blaming people for their misfortune

David Kinney in Psyche:

Kenny Chow was born in Myanmar, and moved to New York City in 1987. He worked for years as a diamond setter for a jeweller, earning enough to buy a house for his family before he was laid off in 2011. At that point, Chow decided to become a taxi driver like his brother,...

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Julian Savulescu & Sam Vanderslott debate the arguments for and against Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

      
 


An Oral History of Wikipedia

Tom Roston in OneZero:

Wikipedia was launched as the ugly stepsibling of a whole other online encyclopedia, Nupedia. That site, launched in 1999, included a rigorous seven-step process for publishing articles written by volunteers. Experts would check the information before it was published online...

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Sunday Poem

The Kitchen Gods

Carnage in the lot: blood freckled the chopping block —
The hen’s death is timeless, frantic.
Its numbskull lopped, one wing still drags
The pointless circle of a broken clock,
But the vein fades in my grandmother’s arm on the ax.
The old ways fade and do not come back....

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