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Making the Choice Between Money and Meaning

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A thoughtful & thought provoking piece by Umair Haque in the HBR addresses a fundamental issue in our shared economy that's also fundamentally relevant in the realm of personal finance...

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We participate in the forming of the future by virtue of our capacity to conceive of and respond to new possibilities, to bring them out of imagination and try them in actuality. ~ Rollo May
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The Mental Burden of a Lower-Class Background » Sociological Images

The Mental Burden of a Lower-Class Background » Sociological Images | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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How can class status/value ⇄ our behavior?

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The People’s Platform: An Essential Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Cultural Commons in the Age of Commerce

The People’s Platform: An Essential Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Cultural Commons in the Age of Commerce | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
"We are embedded beings who create work in a social context, toiling shared soil in the hopes that our labor bears fruit. It is up to all of
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Really good perspective piece. 

"These questions are important, but the way they are framed tends to make technology too central, granting agency to tools while sidestepping the thorny issue of the larger social structures in which we and our technologies are embedded."


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RSA Replay - Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload - YouTube

Modern society is in a state of data deluge, and our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age. In 2011, we took in five times as ...
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Interesting tidbits in here. :)

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Secret Fears of the Super-Rich

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Does great wealth bring fulfillment? An ambitious study by Boston College suggests not. For the first time, researchers prompted the very rich—people with fortunes in excess of $25 million—to speak candidly about their lives. The result is a surprising litany of anxieties: their sense of isolation, their worries about work and love, and most of all, their fears for their children.
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Insights into the Promises, Benefits, and Limits of What More Money and Financial Wealth Can Offer Us

Some food for thought when considering the role of money in our lives... There's a pervasive cultural assumption in our society that having more money and wealth will allow us to realize more fulfilling and trouble-free lives, along with a greater sense of financial well-being. A unique and insightful study suggests that having a great deal of both money and financial wealth can certainly help with some, but not all, of life's challenges.

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POLITICAL THEORY - Adam Smith - YouTube

Adam Smith was no uncritical apologist for capitalism: he wanted to understand how capitalism could be both fruitful and good. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for n...
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Talks at Google: Ethan Zuckerman, "Digital Cosmopolitans" - YouTube

Ethan Zuckerman, the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss why the technological ability to communicat...
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I thought Zuckerman's talk contributed to the conversation about network literacy, especially in exploring the potential of our social technologies and how we are actually using them.

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How Empathy Affects Learning, And How To Cultivate It In Your Students - InformED

How Empathy Affects Learning, And How To Cultivate It In Your Students - InformED | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
"The education system forces people to unlearn the empathy they were born with. It's a system based on always seeming strong, contributing to the economy

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:47 AM

Thx Beth Dichter!

Meg Swecker's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:41 AM

How empathy contributes to advanced learning. Very interesting!

Lisa Norris's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:50 PM

Modeling empathy even on our worst days is so important for kids in this day and age!

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Dr. Nate Hagens - Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary Perspective - YouTube

Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary Perspective - Dr. Nate Hagens, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference,...
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WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can't Afford To Miss

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The Economy. Everyone’s talking about it, but who can explain it? 20 award­-winning directors and 10 of our most respected economists add their voice to the chorus with a thought­-provoking short­-film series.
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Debate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Debate

Debate is contention in argument; dispute, controversy; discussion; especially the discussion of questions of public interest in Parliament or in any assembly. Debate is a method of interactive and representational argument.

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I think one of the most critical tools for digital literacy, in particular for critically evaluating information and sources we might encounter, is an understanding of the distinction between debate, deductive reasoning, factual argument and rhetoric...

"Debate is a broader form of argument than deductive reasoning, which only examines whether a conclusion is a consequence of premises, and factual argument, which only examines what is or isn't the case, or rhetoric, which is a technique of persuasion."

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Salon Culture: Network of Ideas | Edge.org

Salon Culture: Network of Ideas | Edge.org | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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An interesting piece that considers contemporary networks as an evolution of 17th century, European salon culture. I suspect this "great desire to spend some hours with likeminded peers" is something fundamental in the human experience, and that we could probably find similar examples across a range of human societies.  

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Big housing crunch faces Baby Boomers

Big housing crunch faces Baby Boomers | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
America's Baby Boomers are facing a housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.
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Signs that a significant number of Baby Boomers may benefit from financial counseling as well in the years ahead.

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RACE - Are We So Different? :: A Project of the American Anthropological Association

RACE - Are We So Different? :: A Project of the American Anthropological Association | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Something to consider on the topic of culture, race, and finances...

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RSA Replay - Self-Employment Summit - Searching for a new kind of capitalism - YouTube

Geoff Mulgan (Nesta), Will Hutton (The Observer) and Vicky Pryce (CEBR) Chair: Adam Lent (RSA) The RSA hosts a one-day summit, in partnership with Google and...
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Considering the rise in self-employment, similar caveats and potential concerns as in the U.S..

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Sendhil Mullainathan, 2014 Sheffrin Lecture at UC Davis - YouTube

Sendhil Mullainathan delivered a lecture on the psychology of scarcity at UC Davis for the annual Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy on April 17, 2014. Mullai...
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Exploring the psychology of scarcity.

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Dr. Thalma Lobel | Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence - YouTube

Holding a warm cup of coffee makes us friendlier • Red type on a test leads to poorer performance • A heavy clipboard can make your CV seem more impressive •...
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Fascinating talk about embodied cognition and how our thoughts, feelings, and behavior can be significantly influenced by our sensory experiences and bodily states, often outside of our conscious awareness. Good stuff! :)

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Ep. 22: THIS WON'T HURT A BIT! | Mary Harron - YouTube

THIS WON'T HURT A BIT! | Mary Harron CHECK US OUT: http://www.wetheeconomy.com Why is healthcare so expensive? "This Won't Hurt a Bit" is a short film that t...
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Another great short film from +We The Economy. This piece considers the history and current state of American healthcare costs.  

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Value of an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) - YouTube

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Great introduction to the work we do as Accredited Financial Counselors, helping our clients cultivate & enhance their financial well-being! :D

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Debating the Sharing Economy by Juliet Schor

Debating the Sharing Economy by Juliet Schor | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it

"The “sharing economy” has attracted a great deal of attention in recent months. Platforms such as Airbnb and Uber are experiencing explosive growth, which, in turn, has led to regulatory and political battles. Boosters claim the new technologies will yield utopian outcomes—empowerment of ordinary people, efficiency, and even lower carbon footprints. Critics denounce them for being about economic self-interest rather than sharing, and for being predatory and exploitative. Not surprisingly, the reality is more complex." - See more at: http://greattransition.org/publication/debating-the-sharing-economy#sthash.N686T0lY.dpuf

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I thought this recent piece, by Juliet Schor of Boston College, does a great job of exploring the broader social and economic impact that these peer-to-peer enabling technologies are having, as well as the potential impact they may have going forward as we increasingly engage with one another within these sharing ecosystems, using these technologies.

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RSA - How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

What is the good life and how can we achieve it? Economist Russ Roberts reveals how Adam Smith’s 250-year-old insights into human nature and happiness still apply to life today.
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Russ Roberts talks about a facet of Adam Smith and his work that I've rarely seen or heard discussed. Roberts has a similar conversation on his own podcast, EconTalk < http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/10/russ_roberts_an.html>, where he also offers a rich set of additional resources for further study.

I found it worthwhile listening to both talks to get a clearer sense of Roberts' perspective on Smith. And I'm left curious about whether he and Michael Sandel are as far apart in what they each espouse as he seems to suggest...  Good stuff! :)

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The Aspen Institute - VIDEO - Learner at the Center of a Networked World

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Watch this Aspen Task Force video and meet the learners of Southfield Schools, a true model for learning in a networked world: bit.ly/1uAtzob
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Issues relevant to adult education and retraining as well.

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LATITUDES OF ACCEPTANCE | Edge.org

LATITUDES OF ACCEPTANCE | Edge.org | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Interesting tidbits for thought in here, a broader conversation than indicated :)

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Adverts know what we really want: they just refuse to sell it to us. - YouTube

Let's move to create an economy that actually delivers what we long for. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week: http://tinyurl.com/o28mut7 Brough...
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Perspective; things we can learn about ourselves from advertisers... :)

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RSA Replay: Inequality and the 1% - YouTube

Leading social geographer Danny Dorling unpacks the latest research into how the lives and ideas of the 1 percent impact the remaining 99%.
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Perspective

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16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Re-emerging in the 1960s, cooperatives tend to elicit thoughts of natural food stores and specialty bookshops but the movement has grown to include tech companies, coworking spaces, international businesses, large factories and much more.
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