Consanguineous Minds

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Brain Juice

I’m hunkered down with textbooks at the moment, and only peeking my head out to check out occasionally what’s going on in the world, and to occasionally gnaw at rinds of stale bread… so that’s my excuse for not blogging for a little while…what’s yours?

Anyway, instead of writing some original, thought-inspiring stuff, I thought I’d tell you what I’ve read this week that’s been brill. I hope you enjoy as much as I have.

The Conversation have got a great little series running in conjunction with Griffith at the moment called What is Australia For. It’s a series which provokes thoughts and questions. Some articles are better than others. This one about Australian Environmental Policy, life, the universe and everything is particularly good I think. As usual on The Conversation the comments are just as revealing and interesting as the articles!

Then there’s this short and sweet piece from the Beat Up about economists running newspapers, and the… ahem contradictions which that may raise.

Image owned by Henk Wildschut & Aaron Rothman, published on Design Observer

Something photographic, and of a social justice bent: Design Observer has featured Henk Wildschut’s photographs of immigrant shelters.  Some of these look like paintings, there’s something very clean and empty and representative about some of the photos. Others are more personal. All the shelters are quite ingenious (one is insulated with tied together magazines and newspapers by the look).

Lastly but certainly not leastly, there’s a bit of political science over at  Crooked Timber concerning the crisis in the Eurozone. And embedded within this is a fascinating little link to Dan Rodrik’s post on Trilemmas – a theory which states that ‘democracy, national sovereignty and global economic integration are mutually incompatible: we can combine any two of the three, but never have all three simultaneously and in full.’ 

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One comment on “Brain Juice

  1. The beat-up
    June 20, 2012

    Much obliged, Mr Juice. I’ll check out your recommendations!

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