Monthly Archives: September 2019

The battle between pluralism and purity

(image credit: PublicDomainPictures) Purity and perfection are alluring, but when they come into conflict with the messiness of pluralism, compromising becomes difficult and we may end up with unintended consequences   People are choosing machines. All day long, we make … Continue reading

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A tale of bad luck and good fortune

(featured image credit: abby chicken CC BY) Wat does a harrowing story reaching the news headlines tell us about our individual and collective response to people affected by fate? Baby Pia is 9 months old. She lives in Antwerp, Belgium, … Continue reading

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The value(s) we trade

(featured image: Capri23auto) We see trading primarily as involving monetary value, but it is when it involves values that it is truly meaningful Barely a week ago, a British government minister resigned. This in itself is no longer big news in … Continue reading

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Careful with commitment

(image: Sami Panu CC BY) How our determination to avoid making a bad decision may lead to an even worse one The comedy show The Two Ronnies used to feature a recurring sketch, In The Chair. Ronnie Corbett, on his … Continue reading

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