A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar

This book is the biography of mathematician John Nash, the Nobel Laureate and father of Economic Game Theory. The book traces Nash’s childhood, his college career, his early love affair and bastard child, his eventual marriage, mental breakdown, treatment and recovery. Along the way, the author discusses Nash’s homosexual tendencies, his extreme arrogance and childish … More A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar

Drowning in Stuff Produced by Jill Eisen

This month we listened to a four-part presentation produced for the CBC radio program “Ideas”. Each segment was an hour long: Drowning In Stuff, Marketing Cool, Targeting Children, and More Is Not Always Better. The program dealt with consumer culture and the fact that the media normalizes affluence -even though only twenty percent of the … More Drowning in Stuff Produced by Jill Eisen