Thought-provoking Writers, Journals, and Podcasts

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Sources that readers might find interesting in early 2022

This page provides links to items in various media that might serve to introduce other MPP graduates to thinkers and/or sources with which they may not yet be familiar.

Suggestions from Pamoda Wijekoon MPP 2022

Tom Bergin (2022), The worldly turn – After generations of ‘blackboard economics’, Berkeley and MIT are leading a return to economics that studies the real world, Aeon, 13 January 2022, at https://aeon.co/essays/economics-is-once-again-becoming-a-worldly-science.

Brian Resnick (2021), The replication crisis devastated psychology – This group is looking to rebuild it, Unexplainable, Episode 6, 7 April 2021, at https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22360363/replication-crisis-psychological-science-accelerator available also as a 28-minute podcast entitled Is a ton of psychology just … wrong?

Maura Judkis (2022), Greetings from the pandemic memory hole, where the last two years are one big blur, Washington Post, 20 January 2022, at https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/01/20/pandemic-memory-covid-2020-2021-2022/.

Helen De Cruz and Pauline Lee (2022), How to be useless, Psyche, 12 January 2022, at https://psyche.co/guides/how-to-wander-free-and-easy-through-life-by-being-useless.

Thích Nhất Hạnh (2017), The Insight of Interbeing, Garrison Institute, 2 August 2017, at https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/blog/insight-of-interbeing/.

Suggestions from Alec Wreford MPP 2019

Paul Mozur, Raymond Zhong, Aaron Krolik, Aliza Aufrichtig, and Nailah Morgan (2021), How Beijing Influences the Influencers, The New York Times, Dec. 2021 at: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/12/13/technology/china-propaganda-youtube-influencers.html.

Kenton Thibaut (2021), China-linked WeChat accounts spread disinformation in advance of 2021 Canadian election, Medium, 4 November, at: https://medium.com/dfrlab/china-linked-wechat-accounts-spread-disinformation-in-advance-of-2021-canadian-election-cb5a8389049.

Amarnath Amarasingam and Stephanie Carvin (2022), Will the Ottawa convoy morph into a Tea Party-style populist movement?, Globe and Mail, 31 January 2020, at https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-will-the-ottawa-convoy-morph-into-a-tea-party-style-populist-movement/.

Suggestions from Ainslee Beer MPP 2015

Tim Cynova and Diane Ragsdale (2021), Mental Health and Well-Being Amid a Global Pandemic, Episode 47 of Work Shouldn’t Suck, 4 November 2021, 47-minute podcast at https://www.workshouldntsuck.co/podcast2/ep47.

Suggestions from Khilola Zakhidova MPP 2014

Clayton Christensen (2010), How will you measure your life, Harvard Business Review, July-August 2010, at https://hbr.org/2010/07/how-will-you-measure-your-life, and it its book-length form at https://www.amazon.ca/How-Will-Measure-Your-Life/dp/0062102419. See also Clayton Christensen (2012), How Will You Measure Your Life?, TEDxBoston, 19-minute video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvos4nORf_Y.

Suggestions from Ben Eisen MPP 2009

Michael Walzer (1973), Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands, Philosophy and Public Affairs, 2:2. pp 160-180, at http://fs2.american.edu/dfagel/www/Philosophers/Walzer/PoliticaAction_TheProblemofDirtyHabnds.pdf. See also Atlas entry by Dave Marshall: Dirty Hands.

Suggestions from Ian Clark MPP 1972

Arthur Brooks (2022), How to Build a Life – A column about pointing yourself toward happiness, weekly column in The Atlantic, at https://www.theatlantic.com/projects/how-build-life/, and the podcast, How to Build a Happy Life, at https://www.theatlantic.com/podcasts/how-to-build-a-happy-life/.

Jon Favreau and Jenny Odell (2022) on How to Do Nothing, Offline with Jon Favreau, 23 January 2022, 58-minute podcast at https://crooked.com/podcast/jenny-odell-on-how-to-do-nothing/. See also https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/books/jenny-odell-wrote-the-book-on-doing-nothing-now-her-life-is-busier.

Meric Gertler (2022), What do universities owe Canadians?, 6 January 2022, University Affairs, at https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/what-do-universities-owe-canadians/.

Michael Ignatieff and Arthur Applebaum (2022), Michael Ignatieff discusses “On Consolation” with Arthur Isak Applbaum, Harvard Book Store Virtual Event posted to You Tube on 21 January 2022, 62-minute video, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laBgKSQzhnI.

Bertus Jeronimus (2021), Don’t underestimate what students have lost during the pandemic, Times Higher Education, 4 March 2021, at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/dont-underestimate-what-students-have-lost-during-pandemic.

Robert Klitgaard (2022), Prevail – How to Face Upheavals and Make Big Choices with the Help of Heroes, at https://www.amazon.ca/Prevail-Face-Upheavals-Choices-Heroes/dp/1666791032/ref=sr_1_3?crid=32ICOXYY6O9BU&keywords=klitgaard&qid=1646402769&s=books&sprefix=klitgaard%2Cstripbooks%2C184&sr=1-3, see also https://robertklitgaard.com/prevail and an interview and author reading on mp3 here Click to Download.

Steven Levitt (2022), Who Gives the Worst Advice, People I (Mostly) Admire Podcast, Episode 59, 7 January 2022, at https://freakonomics.com/podcast/who-gives-the-worst-advice/.

Kelly McGonigal (2020), Here’s how exercise reduces anxiety and makes you feel more connected, 21 January 2020, The Washington Post, at https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/01/21/heres-how-exercise-reduces-anxiety-makes-you-feel-more-connected/.

Rick Woolworth (2019), Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career, Harvard Business Review, 9 August 2019, at https://hbr.org/2019/08/great-mentors-focus-on-the-whole-person-not-just-their-career.

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