Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter battle over whether the gold standard is actually the worst economic policy ever proposed, written Facebook messages to schoolmates I haven’t seen in at least a decade, invented a delicious new recipe for chocolate berry protein smoothies, and googled my own name several times to make sure that I have at least once written something that someone would actually want to read. Lots of people procrastinate, of course, but for writers it is a peculiarly common occupational hazard. How We Got Here Laws that make it illegal for you to print your own £5 or £10 notes have been in place since 1844. But when these laws were passed, they ignored the fact that money can also exist in the form of bank deposits. Because of this oversight, banks have the power to create money through a simple accounting entry.
Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis. World Business Forum 2012 The power of the crowd has been a fundamental building block of the new economy. Open source sharing and communication is accelerating the pace of innovation in nearly every field. In 2012 top leaders are taking this trend of teamwork outside their own boundaries and running with it, creating incredible firepower to conquer tasks that would be impossible to attempt alone. In January of this year Johnson & Johnson joined the World Health Organization (WHO), 12 other pharmaceutical companies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. and U.K. governments, the World Bank, and officials from endemic countries in "a new, coordinated action to eliminate or control by the end of the decade 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than a billion people in the world." Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, said "Many companies and organizations have worked for decades to fight these horrific diseases.
The Philosophy of Computer Science First published Tue Aug 20, 2013 For nearly every field of study, there is a branch of philosophy, called the philosophy of that field. …Since the main purpose of a given field of study is to contribute to knowledge, the philosophy of X is, at least in part, a branch of epistemology. Its purpose is to provide an account of the goals, methodology, and subject matter of X. (Shapiro 1983: 525) The philosophy of computer science is concerned with those philosophical issues that arise from within the academic discipline of computer science.
33 ways to speak better English If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to speak better English and communicate in a more confident and competent way. When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us. In the modern world, we communicate across borders. English is the closest thing we have to an international language. How Money Gets Destroyed [Banking 101 Part 6] This is vitally important This is vitally important because it means that if we, the public, start reducing our debts by collectively borrowing less and repaying more, then the amount of money in the economy will actually start to shrink. If we all collectively reduced our debts by £1billion, then the money supply of the economy will actually fall by £1billion. There will be £1billion less money changing hands in the economy.
The Fallacies of Neoliberal Protest This post is an amended version of remarks read at a rally organized by Cornell University’s Black Students United (BSU) on September 23, 2016. Students gathered to protest the recent police shootings of Tyree King, Terence Crutcher, and Keith Lamont Scott. Participants marching in Black Lives Matter Rally at Cornell University, September 23, 2016 (Credit: Julia Cole Photography) Sisters and brothers: I’m delighted that you are mobilizing. Your demonstration reflects your recognition that the escalating crisis of racial terrorism requires a firm and uncompromising response.
How to Engage Your Customers and Employees - R “Ray” Wang Most customers now ignore targeted marketing campaigns, avoid responding to offers, and provide minimal feedback when asked. Instead, potential customers interact with each other, bypassing sanitized corporate messages devoid of meaning or value. Meanwhile, employees increasingly look beyond compensation to non-monetary factors such as advancement, recognition, and corporate social responsibility in choosing where to work.
Habits: bridging the gap between personhood and personal identity Introduction What is a person? More precisely, which conditions are necessary for an entity to be a person at a discrete point in time; or, which features define an entity synchronically as a person? Information Literacy Concepts It is important to know the different concepts1 that are related to information literacy to identify a clear direction for an information literacy program. This section contains a brief definition of relevant terms followed by the key concepts of information literacy2. What is information? Information is a resource that has varied definitions according to the format, and media used to package or transfer it, as well as the discipline that defines it.
Do banks create money or just credit? [Banking 101 Part 5] Credit Risk? The key thing about ‘credit’ is that it has something called credit risk. Credit risk is the risk that a person, or company, that owes you money won’t pay you back. Learn to Fight Capitalism at the School of Disobedience Jani Leinonen, “School of Disobedience” (2015) (courtesy the artist) A forthcoming exhibition in Helsinki will offer visitors an education grounded in disobedience and protest, equipping them with tools and ideas to challenge society’s injustices and fight for change. The School of Disobedience, which opens on September 4 at Finland’s contemporary art museum, Kiasma, is part art show, part educational institution: visitors to the museum are treated as students, receiving lessons from the more than 100 works on view or through a series of workshops with curricula that encourage civil disobedience through different media. Conceived by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen, whose own work is very critical of capitalist systems, the school intends to instill in the public — particularly young people — an urgent desire for social justice. Jani Leinonen, “School of Disobedience,” 2015 (courtesy the artist) (click to enlarge)