Wellbeing Economics — Dalziel & Saunders

wp-1463690996770.jpegThis short but thought-provoking book describes a way that New Zealand’s economy could be reorganised to focus on the wellbeing of all its citizens, defined as

The ability to lead the kinds of lives that they value and have reason to value.

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Join in NZ’s first-ever Book Night….

Join in NZ’s first-ever Book Night. Read! Win prizes! Register at www.bds.org.nz/booknight at 5pm. via @BkDiscussionNZ #booknight

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Software job opening: Meaningless…

Software job opening: Meaningless Repetitive Work on the .NET Stack www.seek.co.nz/job/30823391

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RT @billbennettnz: I have this idea to…

RT @billbennettnz: I have this idea to solve Auckland housing problem. Get government to build decent houses, let’s call it something wacky…

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.@Ticketmaster_NZ “Sorry, no tickets…

.@Ticketmaster_NZ “Sorry, no tickets match your search.” But there’s only one type of ticket. Do you mean that the event is sold out?

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Human Values and Energy — Ian Morris

Human Values and Energy

Historian Ian Morris argues that in the evolution of human culture, changes in ethical values have been driven by energy. He thinks that in any given epoch, the dominant energy source sets limits on the kinds of societies that can … Continue reading

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How the internet is changing the way…

How the internet is changing the way you listen to music – a thoughtful, nuanced interview with @benratliff. idealog.co.nz/tech/2016/04/how-internet-changing-w…

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Thorndon — Kirsty Gunn

Thorndon

A meditation on belonging, place, family and more. Kirsty Gunn did what Katherine Mansfield never did: she returned from the UK to live for a time in her home town of Wellington, New Zealand. She stayed in a cottage in … Continue reading

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“You may know words that you’ve only…

“You may know words that you’ve only seen in writing and never heard spoken aloud.” Can you pronounce these words? www.grammarly.com/blog/thats-how-you-say-it-9-word…

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Jenny Diski died this morning. She was…

Jenny Diski died this morning. She was one of my favourite LRB writers. All her articles are now freely available at www.lrb.co.uk/contributors/jenny-diski

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