Robert Gordon is one of Bloomberg’s 50 most influential people

Yesterday Bloomberg released its 50 Most Influential 2016 list. Congratulations are in order for our own Robert Gordon, author of The Rise and Fall of American Growth, who makes an appearance at #36. According to the piece, a Bloomberg reporter once … [Read More...]

James M. May: How Donald Trump Wins Arguments

by James M. May Can Ethical and Emotional Appeal Carry Donald Trump to Victory? People love Donald Trump. People hate Donald Trump. He presents himself as a rule-breaker and an independent thinker, but is he perhaps following some very old rules? … [Read More...]

Bird Fact Friday – To migrate long distances, birds follow the stars

From page 46 of Bird Brain: There are a number of tools that birds use when migrating long distances. For example, one way that nocturnal birds find their way is by using the stars to navigate. Experiments with migratory birds in planetariums have … [Read More...]

Donald Lopez on the Lotus Sutra

In The Lotus Sutra: A Biography, Donald Lopez traces the many roles of what is perhaps the most famous of Buddhist historical texts, the Lotus Sutra.  Examining the history of the famous scripture that was composed in India in the first centuries of … [Read More...]

Kenneth Rogoff: Negative interest rates are an emotional topic, too

Presenting the second post in a blog series by Kenneth Rogoff, author of The Curse of Cash. If you missed the first installment, read it here. The book continues to create a vigorous debate about moving to a less-cash (not cashless) society with … [Read More...]

Ethics in the Real World: An interview with philosopher Peter Singer

Peter Singer, renowned philosopher and author of such influential books as Animal Liberation, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, has taken the time to answer questions about his new collection of essays, Ethics in the Real World: … [Read More...]