It’s about what you might expect, that it’s important to care about your job; though this puts science behind the thought. I like the final conclusion, too, that we are now at a stage where Marx is perhaps more relevant than Adam Smith through the lens of meaning vs. efficiency.
Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? Pretty map; makes a lot of sense.
I wouldn’t categorize myself as someone who cares too much about the weather, nor do I track it all that often, though I have recently found a pretty good combination that works for most all my needs.
First up is Sky Motion, which is quite simple: it has one, five, or fifteen minute intervals at which it can tell you whether it will rain or not in your precise location over the course of the next two hours. It’s quite accurate, and is super useful for deciding how important it is to wear a jacket / bring an umbrella / etc. when dashing between transit methods.
Next is Yahoo! Weather, which is both the best looking and the most functional weather app I’ve seen to date. Everything is in one spot, in the order I would choose, with a very slick design. It even has sunrise and sunset, wind speeds, barometric pressure, and a map view.
The Public Option for Higher Education. Interesting thought. General idea summed up by:
Everyone now knows that “the tuition is too damn high,” but why is it not common knowledge that making public education completely free would cost so damn little?
Little is still $12,000,000,000 — that’s a lot of zeros. On the other hand, offering that kind of education to everyone is simply massive. Clearly, private institutions would also take the place of some people who would otherwise get the general option.
Awesome footage from a great cause.
A Mathematician, The Last Supper And The Birth Of Accounting. Very neat podcast about the life a rather important person.