Sunday, November 22, 2009

Links ...

  1. :-(

    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].

  2. Steven Poole in The Guardian: A review of Amartya Sen's The Idea of Justice.

  3. 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."

  4. An old op-ed in NYTimes: College Advice, From People Who Have Been There Awhile. The line-up has quite a few big hitters.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Your "Links ..." and "More Links ..." and "Fun Links ..." is better served if you can add a small desc, like say, "Links: Emoticon, a review, alturism, college advice."

    But for some unknown reason, without a thought to your readers, you presist on just "Links ..."

    Are you being purely economic, man?

  2. Abi said...

    @Anon: Are you being purely economic, man?

    LOL! Nice one...

    You know, you really ought to use a consistent handle (preferably, your real name); it'll help me watch out for your comments ...

  3. Anonymous said...

    ok. Nuteshan will be the name.