Archive for July 2010

Richard Thaler on Nudge

An engaging lecture by Richard Thaler on the concept of Nudge. Along with his colleague Cass Sunstein (author of some superb books on the internet) their work briefly became hugely fashionable last year. Interestingly it seems to have been dropped somewhat as… Read More ›

No One is Illegal

Clandestine border crosser Breath holder Impatient warrior of destiny Criminal of geography Hoper Dreamer Inadvertent invader of ‘Our Way of Life’ Storytelling smiler with kites in his eyes Travelling poet Father Bird keeper Eater of dates by the rock in… Read More ›

Hospitality

In the reluctant church of hospitality, Where echoes of empire deafen the crowd, Promises of liberty, justice, freedom, Are signed by the hands of the just and the proud. The invisible mass silently flooding, Stealthily sneaking by sea and by… Read More ›

Supporting an interesting study

We have been conducting a large online international study investigating peoples’ wellbeing called – The International Wellbeing Study. This study has been running since March 2009 and basically investigates peoples’ wellbeing over the course of one year. We would very… Read More ›

John Snow vs Zac Goldsmith

Recent entry to parliament Zac Goldsmith (Conservative MP for Richmond and son of  billionaire financier James Goldsmith) makes a fool of himself defending allegations that he broke election financing rules. Is this strategy something a spin-doctor recommended? If so is it… Read More ›

An Activist Ethnography

The politics of the activist community, as we have briefly explored, is a broad church of the left, and with a few exceptions, the anti-capitalist left. This anticapitalism is manifested in a number of environmental and social campaigns on campus and in the… Read More ›

Democracy Village

This is an intriguing short film exploring Democracy Village, an anti-war protest camp occupying Parliament Square. They’re currently facing eviction so if you’re in that area of London then pop in and take a look because it probably won’t be there for… Read More ›