Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Free-market ideology

“I don’t think it’s an ideology that should be taken entirely seriously. I don’t think people come to it for the most part out of intellectual curiosity. I think it is a story that is incredibly convenient to elites because it rationalises extremely antisocial behaviour. It’s an ideology I don’t want to make peace with.”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Richard Flanagan quote

Saturday, October 04, 2014

"Who do you think deserves a Nobel Prize and why?"

The Swedish Academy posts this question at its website. Why?

Is it to remind the people of Alfred Nobel's dictate that the prizes are for "..those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind."

Or is it a ploy to change the selection process by seeking public mandate to choose the winners?

We view this question with suspicion.  The Academy should maintain its distance from the public, and under no circumstances, undermine/ dilute its policy of selection of the winners.


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