"Most of the progressive thinkers and writers I look to for insight deprecate rentiers (or so I believe). I am a rentier. How should I feel?" asks Graham Barnes.
Longford is to host the Midland’s first TEDx Conference on Friday 29 June at the Backstage Theatre. The theme for TEDx Longford is ‘Change Makers’, with six guest speakers from Ireland and USA. Tickets are available for 12 euros.
"Culture is what people do. It decays when people stop culturing. Changing a culture means changing what we do. Often, that will need a step by step transition as we negotiate obstacles. Even though we follow some backward meanders, the river may flow on." By Patrick Noble.
Mike Sandler draws on the work of linguist George Lakoff to argue that "maybe it’s time to rethink the conventional wisdom received from our fathers about religion, strict father politics, the idea that hard work at a job equals self-worth or that many of those jobs can even provide a reasonable livelihood without basic income."
This book is well worth reading if you're interested in how the Eurozone got into such a mess, although it ignores a very important source of financial instability - the relationship between money and energy - and it paints an overly rosy picture of the role that the US has played in the global economy over the past century. By Caroline Whyte.