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Read List Notes

The ‘Big Bang Theory’

‘The expansion of the universe was one of the most important intellectual discoveries of the 20th century, or of any century.’

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Capitalism's Toxic Assumption (Book Review)

My book review on Eve Poole’s Capitalism’s Toxic Assumption, redefining next generation economics. Classical assumptions on competition, pricing mechanism, and other elements of capitalism find little support among modern theories of market economics. For example, game theory emphasized the importance… Read More ›

A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa (Book Review)

One man’s escape from North Korea. An escapee shares the brutal, vivid details of his 36 years in North Korea. Masaji Ishikawa’s bru­tally vivid mem­oir of life in North Korea de­picts sor­row, hunger, de­pri­va­tion, cold and loss. This short and in­tense por­trait which evokes the hor­rors… Read More ›

"Academic Arguments" and its strict boundaries

While anything goes in political and marital arguments, academic arguments, like legal ones, occur within strict boundaries. Academics have few documented rules to guide them; their strictures are mostly unspoken.  Academic arguments earn praise for their “originality,” and academic lose… Read More ›

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Many of our established communication patterns might contribute to dysfunctional relationships, misunderstandings and frustration. While making “moralistic judgments” about other people can alienate them. This differs from making “value judgments,” which we do all the time. Comparing people to each… Read More ›

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