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YOU DON’T KNOW ECONOMICS!

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Well, maybe you do, but Professor Richard D. Wolf doesn’t think many people can claim to understand economics. Fortunately he is kind enough to make eight lectures on the subject available.  The Lectures are focused on the current economic crisis and work off the underlying contention that Capitalism is inherently unstable.  I became aware of Wolff’s website through an interview at Truth Driven Thinking , which provides a nice introduction to Wolff and his beliefs (worth listening to before diving into an eight lecture series).

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Written by Aaron Nee

April 3, 2010 at 11:40 pm

The Politics of Homosexuality

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At a Princeton Lecture event Andrew Sullivan,  author and former editor of The New Republic, reprised his article, “The Polotics of Homosexuality”.  The Nation called Sullivan’s article “the most influential article of the decade on gay rights.” Sullivan has written numerous popular books and articles on the subject of homosexuality and gay rights.  As a very thoughtful, articulate, openly gay, Roman Catholic conservative, Andrew brings an interesting perspective to the contemporary conversation on homosexuality.

The lecture is well worth a listen.

Jonathan Haidt: The real difference between liberals and conservatives

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Psychologist Jonathan Haidt spoke at TED on his theories about the moral roots of liberals and conservatives.   Haidt runs the website CivilPolitics.org, where he offers resources for further study on moral psychology.  More information on the talk and Haidt’s bio is available at the TED website.

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Written by Aaron Nee

December 6, 2008 at 5:19 am