May 2021 Friday’s e-links: From Two Mysteries to Big Tech and A Little Mediocrity

This month’s four e-links range from an article on our meritocracy to a podcast that disputes its merit to two books that make us forget it.

September 2020 Friday’s e-links: Two Podcasts, a Book, and a Film

Through a CNN RBG documentary, a thought-provoking book, “More or Less,” and a theater’s podcast, September was a strong month for e-links.

September 2020 Friday’s e-links: A Pandemic Performance, More or Less, and Our Meritocracy

This month, I’ve enjoyed pondering a podcast about a pandemic play, Tim Harford’s More or Less series, and Michael Sandel’s new book.

Why Wedding Tickets Should (or Should Not) Be For Sale

By identifying the moral limits of markets, we can decide what should and should not be sold…like wedding tickets and high grades.

What Should Not Be Sold?

Assume you just learned that your mother paid someone to write the (warm and loving) toast she expressed at your wedding. Is that okay? During Bloomberg radio’s On the Economy, referring to a purchased wedding toast, Harvard professor Michael Sandel…