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One Reason Homes Cost So Much

One Reason Homes Cost So Much

In the UK and many other countries houses are expensive very expensive prices have been rising consistently for many decades In England, prices rose by 4255% between 1971 and 2011 If the price of a supermarket chicken had inflated by the same rate, It would cost 51 pounds and 18 pence by now Around 1950, …

What do the Rich really Want?

What do the Rich really Want?

Rich people have a lot of power One of the key questions of modern economics and politics is therefore What do the rich really want? The standard of assumption is tended to be more money, but the reality is stranger and more hopeful. Ironically, the one thing that the rich general aren’t much more motivated …

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Change lives. Change organizations. Change the World. When we say change lives, change organizations and change the world, we really mean it. Stanford GSB equips students to do that. You first have to start by changing yourself. Students are naturally encouraged to innovate. We tend to attract students, we tend to attract faculty who are …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

Today, pretty much every economy in the world is organized along capitalist lines but at the same time, capitalism is almost everywhere regarded with disappointment, frustration and suspicion. Interestingly, none of the criticisms are new. They’ve been dogging capitalism since its inception. So let’s look back in time to figure out how capitalism got its …

3.0 Earning Income – How We Create Value Through Our Labor

3.0 Earning Income – How We Create Value Through Our Labor

Young children have a very limited understanding of income. From birth children have wants. They innately understand that their wants are greater than what is available in the world. And they understand that their wants are satisfied by their parents. So a child’s view is very simple: Want=get. If they want food, parents provide. If …

The Origins of Suicide

The Origins of Suicide

One of the most surprising aspects about one of the saddest of all human possibilities, suicide, is that the suicide rate goes up markedly the richer and more developed a society becomes. We might expect suicide rates to vary across time and place, but not to increase alongside developments in wealth, comfort and security. That …

How to Make an Attractive City

Cities are a big deal: we pretty much all have to live in them; We should try hard to get them right. So few cities are nice; very, very few out of many thousands are really beautiful. Embarrassingly, the more appealing ones tend to be old, which is weird because we’re mostly much better at …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

The prospect of artificial intelligence excites and repulsive people in equal measure: will it bring us a kind of paradise or a techno hell? To get a clearer handle of what might happen and when, it’s best to divide A.I. into three categories. The first of these is “artificial narrow intelligence” or what people call …