Archive for May, 2014

What's in a Gift Horse?

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Two quite distinct sources in my news and info feed coincidentally raised the issue of looking askance at philanthropy at the same time this week. On May 11 Nassif Ghoussoub's 'Piece of Mind' on the dark side of philanthropy addresses the issue of possible undue influence by donors on research directions in the higher academic […]

Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin honoured - Telegraph

Monday, May 12th, 2014

It's nice to see Google continuing to honour female figures in science. Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin is the latest such, and it is no adverse reflection on Dr Hodgkins that her status as the only female British Nobel Prize winner might have been taken a couple of years earlier by another British female crystallographer, […]

Critical Economics Goes Viral

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

There's been plenty of critical analysis of modern capitalism especially since after the latest crash so the I am curious to see why Thomas Piketty's version is getting so much attention.