Martha Nussbaum has another book out. Does she never sleep?? This one is called Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach, and looks at the necessity of moving beyond GDP by measuring a broader range of human ‘capabilities’, such as education, health etc, which are then incorporated into a single index called the Human Development Index. Read more…


Very cool. And clever – creating a community through the creation and dissemination of icons, granted mythical powers. Now all it has to do is create another set of Skeptic villains, equivalent to the demons of the Middle Ages, and we’ve almost got ourselves a religion. More here.

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