+ Democracy and capitalism, life and death, and a very special image from space (#432)
It's me, David, and this is what I think you should have a look at this week. Enjoy!
1. Adversarial Collaboration: An EDGE Lecture by Daniel Kahneman
Intriguing lecture by Daniel Kahneman — Nobel Laureate of «Thinking, Fast and Slow» fame. On adversarial collaboration — «the idea is that people who don't agree on a scientific idea commit themselves to work together towards a joint truth, either by experimentation or by discussion.»
2. Democratic capitalism – marriage on the rocks
Bernie Sanders, FT columnist Martin Wolf and degrowth proponent Kate Raworth discuss the increasingly shaky relationship between democracy and capitalism. 40 minutes, spent well (in fact, I wished they continued for longer).
3. What being a hospice volunteer taught me about death and life
«A life recounted can make sense in a way that life lived does not.» Beautiful, subtle piece.