That emoticon serves as the logo for Despair, Inc, which sells, among other things, posters with such elevating messages as "AMBITION: The journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very, very badly" [Link via Orgtheory.net].
Steven Poole in The Guardian: A review of Amartya Sen's The Idea of Justice.
Amartya Sen is cited as the source of this juicy quote:
The purely economic man is indeed close to being a social moron.
I got that quote from Daniel Little's extended musings on "conditional altruism" as a possible explanation for "the spontaneous occurrence of collective action."
An old op-ed in NYTimes: College Advice, From People Who Have Been There Awhile. The line-up has quite a few big hitters.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Posted by Abi. Posted at 11:07 PM