Drawing Ideas, Inspiration and Models from other Fields
"The Use of Knowledge in Society" is an academic paper written by economist Friedrich Hayek, that was first published in 1945. At that time a clear counterargument to a planned and centralized economy, it is more actual than ever!
How creative artists in the 18th. and 19th. centuries adapted to the vast economic and social changes that occured around them during the greatest era of musical composition. A novel cross-disciplinary arena between music and economic history.
Behind all the hysteria related to the coronavirus, there might be a second, new form of epidemic that is spreading, one with a pattern that ressembles that of a resonance chamber, and where human beings are mere figurants reacting to events of their own creation.
David Hume is arguably the most important philosopher ever to have written in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as “the Great Infidel” for his religious skepticism and deemed unfit to teach the young.
"The link between time and happiness has always been something I found fascinating. Long before grasping the physics of time and space, I was lucky to be exposed to the idea that time represents a subjective state specifically associated with changes in mental stimuli."
My favorite part of the book is the section, starting on p.244, on bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics that have not yet been invented.
Seismic waves are waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers. What would be the equivalent in today's markets?
"Baseball is about losing most of the/your time; for all the audience cheering and TV noise its natural pace is laconic."
Walt Whitman on What Our Silent Friends Teach Us About Being Rather Than Seeming
Fake news isn’t new. It was around over 100 years ago. Back then, they called it “Yellow Journalism.”
“If you look at zero you see nothing; but look through it and you will see the world.”
You can probably tell me what brand coat you have on, but can you tell me what brand of knife you used to prepare dinner last night? According to Jay Patel, owner of London-based Japanese Knife Company, the knife is humankind’s most valuable and underrated tool.
"The social structure of the inland Maine community is unlike anything you might meet with anywhere else. The kids never move out of the town they were raised in, there is no theft, the center of town is the fish store, or the post office."