Novelty Fallacy

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Novelty Fallacy: Why New Isn’t Always Better

Hannah Rose | Ness Labs

'Humans are naturally attracted to novelty, whether it’s new objects or new ideas. In the modern world, our desire to be on the cutting edge of technology only exacerbates the appeal of adopting the newest innovations'

There is danger in blindly embracing something new without first examining it with a critical eye. (6 minute read)

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Effective Altruism Is The New Woke

Kathleen Stock | UnHerd

'The background to EA is austerely consequentialist: ultimately, the only thing that counts morally is maximising subjective wellbeing and minimising suffering, at scale'

It is impossible to hack the ethical world. (7 minute read)

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Three Big Things: The Most Important Forces Shaping the World

Morgan Housel | Collaborative Fund

'Inequality is one of the most divisive topics that exists, because it pits capitalism against fairness in ways that feel zero sum – me vs. you, your gain is my loss, etc'

An irony of studying history is that we often know exactly how a story ends, but have no idea where it began. (14 minute read)

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Climatarian, Flexitarian, Vegetarian, Vegan: Which Diet Is Best For The Planet?

Mark Maslin | TED

'Agriculture takes up half the habitable land on Earth, destroys forests and other ecosystems, and produces a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions'

Changing what we eat can help reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable farming. But there are several “climate-friendly” diets to choose from. (4 minute read)

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How Elizabeth II Created The Role Of The Modern Monarch

Richard Chartres | Engelsberg Ideas

'The survival of an institution which embodies continuity and some kind of vertical sense of hierarchy seems to demand explanation'

The Queen’s presence conveyed more eloquently than any words could that the ship of state had a firm anchor in her modern monarchy. (5 minute read)

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📺 Video: Carl Sagan: "I don’t want to believe. I want to know." | Big Think | 6 Min

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🎙Podcast: Can Women Have A Career And A Family? - Kristina Durante | Modern Wisdom | 1Hr 30Min

Kristina Durante is a professor of marketing at Rutgers Business School and a social psychologist who studies the biology of decision-making and evolution of female psychology.

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🤔 Something to think about: 'How can you create an environment that will naturally bring about your desired change?' - James Clear

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