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The Rich Must Change
The rich need to make more dramatic behavioral changes to save the planet.
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Giving Up and Other Blasphemies
Declaring failure is sometimes the right thing to do
We Have Some Trust Issues
No, a portable polygraph machine is not the answer.
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Outgrowing "Growth Mindset"
Note: I struggled to title this essay, and a shoutout to my friend Alex Brussell for giving me the answer (but see my endnote for an alt title). I have…
Dec 29, 2022
My Ten Best Books of 2022
Here's the best of what I read in 2022. New feature klaxon: I’m picking a Book of the Year! It is Mazower’s Dark Continent. Mazower’s devastating review…
Dec 24, 2022
Where Do Emails Go When You're Gone?
My learning journey at Stanford continued over the summer with an intense course on “the archive”, a highly fetishized subject in the humanities. The…
Oct 28, 2022
Deep Cover: Cricket and Indian Identity
I’ve realized over time that this blog, while implicitly autobiographical, has a small set of essays that are explicitly so. I’ve decided to make this a…
Jul 15, 2022
Universities and Civilization
Last week I put out an announcement about a new role I am taking on at my alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. I thought I’d write a few more…
Jul 12, 2022
Year Two: Poems!
I’ve been using my blog to chronicle, in an episodic way, a learning journey I have been on at Stanford. The adventure continues! *** The second year of…
Jun 28, 2022
Gilded Cages and Bullshit Jobs
Some years ago, a picaresque academic named David Graeber wrote an extremely depressing book called “Bullshit Jobs”. His primary target was a range of…
Jun 20, 2022
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