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May 26, 2011
I seem unable to develop a sustained argument about anything right now, so - oh, look, a butterfly! Instead here are some random thoughts. This is more or less my brain on RSS feeds. First, the bad news:
May 26, 2011
A short while ago, I had the pleasure and privilege of taking part in an online discussion about women’s leadership in higher education hosted by The
May 26, 2011
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett
May 26, 2011
My last #SAtech profile was two weeks ago and consisted of
May 26, 2011
We often think of equality in two different ways. On the one hand there is equality of opportunity, where everyone has an equal chance to succeed according to their own efforts and skills. On the other hand (and, of course, we assume that economists all have two hands…), there is equality of outcome, which looks at the results, and not at the opportunities afforded different people. Both measures are flawed in their own way. Just because people have equality of opportunity, does that make it ok for there to be huge discrepancies in outcomes?
May 26, 2011
The Coca-Cola Company has just appointed a Chief Sustainability Officer. Her name is Bea Perez, and she's currently Chief Marketing Officer for North America. Previously, she was involved in Coke's NASCAR and (more generally) sports-related marketing programs.I have to admit that my first reaction was "oh, great! a sales weenie, with tie-ins to gratuitous fuel consumption! just what we need!!" But I was wrong.
May 26, 2011
"I cannot think of another French novel over the past two decades that has generated this much interest, debate, and animosity," wrote Mark Lilla about Michel Houellebecq's novel Elementary Particles ten years ago in the New York Review of Books. The title of Lilla's essay, Night Thoughts, alludes to its conclusion, in which he notes that Houellebecq has written "a ver
May 26, 2011
In a tough economy, environmental issues are often at the bottom of the political totem pole. Tea party ideology is not very conducive to regulations that curb corporate power nor to taxes that restore the wetlands. No wonder we look to the good will of the wealthy for solutions. Similar to the ways in which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is addressing health, technology and educational issues around the globe, the Rockefellers and their foundation are working to save the environment.
May 25, 2011
I’d like to warn our dear readers: This piece is likely to be a somewhat dark one.

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