Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the ignominious dismissal of science in the political arena. Arguing that if those in power think that science is just an opinion and begin to implement policy and legislation in that vein, then that is beginning of the unravelling of an informed democracy. If the scientific method is reduced to something that people think is an opinion and is thought to … Continue reading Why Science is Bigger Than Politics
Vlogging (video-blogging) and vloggers have taken the internet by storm and garnered massive followings across social media. However this video questions whether they are both corrosive for the creator and the audience. Vlogs, while presented as organic diary entries of a person’s life are always artificial. They are edited and tailored to an audience and not an accurate presentation of one’s actual life. The danger, … Continue reading Why Watching Vlogs Can Destroy Your Mental Health
Stanford Law & Political Science professor Francis Fukuyama discusses the ways in which the institutions of the 20th century Churches, Political Parties & Corporations have lost the trust of the general public. Recognizing the significance of technology, Fukuyama argues this has made the malpractices from institutions more visible and accessible to the public. He further ponders the consequences of instant media on societal cohesion. Can … Continue reading Why Public Confidence in Institutions is Eroding – Stanford Professor
World famous speaker Tony Robbins discusses the difference in mentality between those who achieve average and those who reach their potential. In this witty parable of “The dabbler” he elegantly depicts the psychological perspective required to overcome times when you are putting in effort but not seeing reward. A thought-provoking take Continue reading The Art of Winning
Author: Haile Lagi Note: this posts covers some heavy topics, but I think you can handle it 🙂 It’s sometime around 6.00 pm, my dad just bought a new phone, my brother & I somehow simultaneously came to an epiphany of sorts, there’s an “unclaimed item” present in the home (it’s the free accessories that comes with every phone and our parents never use), see … Continue reading Questioning War, Conflict & Violence
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer beautifully dissects the mythology surrounding writers block. “In my experience my students and fellow writers rarely lack creative ideas but more often develop a sense of not caring or not being emotionally invested in their ideas.” His plethora of experience offers an interesting perspective on how imagination should trump efficiency and how some of the best writers he knows wrote books which … Continue reading The Two Surprising Qualities of Successful Writers
Soledad O’Brien is a brilliant journalist. So good CNN felt they had to axe her for exposing politicians so much they were turning down appearances on the channel. In this segment she returns as a guest lampooning the false equivalent back & forth coverage of Trump & Clinton. While Clinton has called out Trump for normalizing white supremacy, she has provided concrete evidence of rallies, … Continue reading Why Mainstream Journalism has Failed – Soledad O’Brien
In this thought provoking video philosopher Slavoj Žižek says its time to stop protesting against capitalism, take a step back and actually think what you really want as an alternative. What can you do to dismantle the market structure without regressing into a 20th Century communist system of servitude and domination? Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor … Continue reading Okay You Don’t Like Capitalism But What Do You Really Want?
This may sound painstakingly obvious but here goes: Britain has not left the EU yet. Why then are we inundated with reports in various media outlets saying “pound has stabalised post Brexit” or “consumer confidence back to pre-referendum levels” nothing has happened yet! These brash articles might as well be in the Horoscope section. We should hold off on crystal ball analysis and wait until … Continue reading Where is This Post Brexit Apocalypse Anyway?
In this riveting video, Guardian journalist Owen Jones interviews best selling author & Professor, Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University on some of the myths of Capitalism. Including some interesting perspectives from Asia on how a regulated, welfare capitalist model could work in the future. This is a must watch!! Continue reading 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism