Happiness

Sebastian Junger: Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war | TED Talk | TED.com

May 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Sebastian Junger: Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war | TED Talk | TED.com

http://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_junger_our_lonely_society_makes_it_hard_to_come_home_from_war#t-483770 Old capitalism creates loneliness to increase so-called productivity, right down to the way we drive in isolation to jobs where we work at our stations or in our cubicles. It's no wonder the [...]

Tony Robbins on the 3 decisions that determine success

December 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Just knowing that you can choose what to focus on and decide for yourself what it means is tremendously liberating. It gives a sense of peace and power like nothing else.

To be of use: What’s an economy for?

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Personhood means you get to be of use, without being used. But too many of us feel used, as customers, as workers, as taxpayers, as citizens.

Hindus are finally teaching their true history to the world

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

For generations, books and courses in Indian history began by teaching a lie about the Aryan Invasion. This short documentary, which tells the truth, should be in every social studies class.

Profit

How the Economic Machine Works: must-see video

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

You'll learn more in 30 minutes than a semester of Economics 101. This video is a good foundation for discussing how to make capitalism new and better.

How I read the current stock rally: a dip, then a new high, and no surprises

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

I'll be posting my working charts. I'm a trader, not a pundit, so you won't see a lot of would have and could have. Just what I'm seeing and using to trade.

  • Seagate factory workers, Wuxi, China CC

Productivity: an important and/or useless economic measurement

May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

If you take theoretical economic models to their logical ends, the most productive employees work nonstop without concern for their families or health.

Booms, ‘bots, and bogus Flash Boys

April 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Flash Crash wasn't caused by a rogue trader but by other people's response. It was their collusion, not his illusion, that caused it.

TEDx Talk: A New Capitalism

½ of Us

The Girl Effect: Why girls in poverty are the world’s best investment

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

In 2008, The Girl Effect was a radical idea. But everywhere people gave it a fair test, it turned out to be true.

Breast milk saves lives, so why don’t we value it more highly?

October 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The simple failure to make breastfeeding a public health priority shows us so much about how we misdirect our money.

Too profitable: The problem with slavery in 2015

September 9th, 2015|0 Comments

We need a new capitalism that makes goodness more profitable and exploitation too expensive.

Education

A quick guide to becoming a better and happier writer, Part 1

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Most of writing well comes down to a few rules, which you just keep practicing. Here's the first.

The 4 things all good teachers do 

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

My mentor once said there were “only four things a teacher really needs to do” and the rest comes from practice and experience.

Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Why this TED talk has 9 million views

October 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Everybody has reason to want our schools to be sacred spaces that bring out the best in us, whether we're students, teachers, or the community that works and lives with those who are directly affected by schools.

Vacay? Okay! But let’s be travelers, not tourists

March 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The dollar is strong. Let's hope Americans spend it on travel and not mere tourism.

Earth

Bill Gates on the Future of Energy – The Atlantic

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Bill Gates is devoting his thought, energy, and $2 billion to more than solving climate change or new energy sources. He's thinking broadly and also intensely on the details and the numbers. It's inspiring to see his mind work.

  • World Climate Summit 2015, Paris, France

The best answer to the Paris bombings is a strong Paris climate agreement

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

ISIS knows they can scare Republicans into doing exactly what ISIS needs them to do to maintain its own power.It’s up to the rest of us, the vast majority of us, to do what needs to be done to liberate ourselves from oil dependency and from the grip of ISIS.

Al Gore is right, but how do you fight well-funded liars?

October 27th, 2015|0 Comments

We have to declare our independence from fossil fuels. Independence is not granted, it is taken. And the best way to do that is through nonviolent struggle.

What goes unmeasured gets mismanaged

April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

As long as we calculate how well our economy is doing by how much fossil fuels we burn, we’re stuck in an outdated way of measuring.

Peace

Bible or Qur’an? Watch what happens when people are asked

December 16th, 2015|0 Comments

What strikes me is not just how easily people can fall into negative assumptions about another group, but how easily they can change their minds.

Mass shootings now happen daily in the US

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

We can't let mass shootings become an everyday part of life in America. But they now happen, on average, once a day. The vast majority of Americans, Republican and Democrat, want stronger gun control.

Compassion is a winning military strategy

December 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

When’s the last time Americans feared an attack by Japan or Germany? We certainly feared them the last time we were emerging from an economic depression, in 1938. Europe had a refugee crisis then, too, [...]

  • World Climate Summit 2015, Paris, France

The best answer to the Paris bombings is a strong Paris climate agreement

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

ISIS knows they can scare Republicans into doing exactly what ISIS needs them to do to maintain its own power.It’s up to the rest of us, the vast majority of us, to do what needs to be done to liberate ourselves from oil dependency and from the grip of ISIS.