Egon Bittner, a sociologist, once defined policing as responding to “something that ought not to be happening and about which someone had better do something now”
As temperatures soar, some may be tempted to think again. But as the late Lord Donaldson, a senior judge, once put it: “There is no urgent need to go discarding something which has been out of date for at least a century.”
“Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.”
…experience has shown that there is no innovation, however seemingly benign, that the finance sector cannot overcomplicate and overextend. Securitisation was a good idea when first adopted, but ended with the mess of subprime loans that were sliced and diced into a dog’s breakfast.
Neither the signing of the Paris agreement nor its ratification a year later had an impact on global energy stocks, according to a working paper by Thomas Sterner and Samson Mukanjari of Gothenburg University, perhaps because these events had already been priced in. Or, just as likely, markets never believed the commitments.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
— G.K. Chesterton
Philosophy is still a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
Philosophy and finance – two things most students would do well to learn in school. One helps in guiding through life decisions, other helps in financing them.