A little on our collective self-denial, and how it was really hedonism the whole time.
Also, other stuff. Spoilerz: basic income.
- Look, I know we’re all busy, but it’s v. important that you know the history of the Power Rangers.
- Art Smelly’s “I’m Convinced I Can Swim”
- “How does commuting affect wellbeing?” Spoilers: poorly. Related:“in cities today, the fraction of people who commute a distance falls by half for every fifteen minutes added to their commute” (from The Age of Em, citing “The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall”).
- Mr. Money Mustache is a dude. I still haven’t formed much of an opinion about him, but I’m on the same page when it comes to minimalism (without self-denial).
- If “45 percent of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years,” I imagine a similar fraction can be done from home today.
- Tom’s figure was damn accurate: worldwide, only 13 percent of employees are engaged at work.
- “The roots of technological singularity can be traced backed to the Stone Age” by David Krakauer
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
- “The Soul of Man under Socialism” by Oscar Wilde