Saturday, July 19, 2014

choice and happiness, drug dealing, minimum wage, boss, biology, and the universe

Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce 

Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

Steven Levitt: The freakonomics of McDonalds vs. drugs

Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isnt lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you.

Richard Dawkins: Why the universe seems so strange 

Biologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for "thinking the improbable" by looking at how the human frame of reference limits our understanding of the universe.



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