As materials have gotten cheaper and easier to find, it’s the design that matters. And the market is demanding better design–which is easy to copy and easy to improve.
Expensive is not the relevant metric, utility is.
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.
I’ve never been particularly fond of cats. I don’t fully trust them. Dogs seem oblivious enough to never purposefully be malicious. Cats seem smart enough to know how to draw lines I might not see coming.
Archaic, illiberal drinking laws that banned serving alcohol in pubs after 11pm were scrapped, and gambling restrictions were loosened at her behest, too. “We will give adults the freedom they deserve and yobs the tough treatment they deserve,” she said at the time
… automation and the gig economy are combining to create a glut of low-paid workers without bargaining power (in Britain, such workers have been dubbed the “precariat”).
Grand coalitions play into the hands of populists, he suggests, because they signal to voters that political contests are redundant.
… “civilised conflict” helps keep politics, and parties, alive.
I don’t need sympathy or special consideration because, ultimately, who cares? You hate me, and I hate me, too. We are on the same team. I guess what I’m saying is that maybe we could all just mind our own fucking business for once, and that when you can actually see a person’s scars, maybe be a pal and don’t pick at them.
Samantha Irby, in ‘We are never meeting in real life’