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TULIPMANIA!

TULIPMANIA! If you are interested in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, chances are that you have heard some skeptic make a comparison with ‘tulips’. Why would blockchain-based assets be compared with that particular flower? Well, it is all to do with … Continue reading

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Philanthropy: Praiseworthy Or Propaganda?

PHILANTHROPY: PRAISEWORTHY OR PROPAGANDA? CHAPTER ONE How will Bill Gates be remembered? If this question had been asked in the 90s, I suspect most people would say the answer is obvious. He would be remembered as the co-founder of Microsoft, … Continue reading

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Rewarding Work In ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

REWARDING WORK IN ‘RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2’ In this essay I thought I would write about the ways in which Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 incorporates the elements work needs in order to be rewarding into its gameplay. First, though, … Continue reading

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On Slavery

ON SLAVERY (PART ONE) The past, it has been said, is a foreign country where things are done differently. At times, when looking back at the past, one feels a sense of relief to live now and not then. Who, … Continue reading

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WHY IS THERE ‘MAKE-WORK’?

WHY IS THERE ‘MAKE-WORK’? Do you always have work to do at your place of employment, or is your work of a kind where sometimes you are busy, while at other times there’s not much to do? If you are … Continue reading

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The Road To Freedom?

In 1944 the Austrian economist, Friedrich August Von Hayek, published ‘The Road To Serfdom’. The book set out to argue that the free market is the only viable way of bringing about freedom and prosperity. Actually, the book does not … Continue reading

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BULLSHIT JOBS and the NEW FEUDALISTS

BULLSHIT JOBS AND THE NEW FEUDALISTS Have you ever felt like your job was a waste of time? If so, you are not alone. When Yougov asked people ‘does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world?’, 37% replied … Continue reading

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