Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Hardest Battle

A human being is part of the whole, which we calll the ‘Universe’: a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: July 24, 2012

Multiple-exposure image by Christoffer Relander. Thanks to Dave Riddell for the link. Lately I have been thinking about moving. My lease is up in January and for complex reasons I’m not inclined to renew it. This has given me the … Continue reading

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Not Responsible

The word “responsibility” only acquired its modern sense of “moral obligation” at the start of the industrial revolution. The word evolved from ancient social and religious rites (“call and response”), with the meaning of engaging oneself to do something through … Continue reading

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More Years of Schooling for Fewer and Fewer Jobs

This week’s (July 9/16) New Yorker has a terrific one-page summary by James Surowiecki of why so many job vacancies are left unfilled “for want of any sufficiently qualified candidates” while so many people (especially young people with university degrees) … Continue reading

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