This review is from @orphanani: My boyfriend asked me if this book had an overarching theme or if it was just a series of essays linked together by the t-shirt. I would say that the overarching theme of this book is markets – how they work, when and why they fail, and how other factors … [Read more…]
I first heard of this book on Planet Money, after they did a t-shirt series of their own. The book follows professor Pietra Rivoli as she tries to find the origins of a t-shirt she purchased in Florida. She traces the shirt through Texas cotton, Chinese factories, US customs and the secondhand clothing market in … [Read more…]
I think if you have to note that it’s a “serious proposal,” it’s probably not a serious proposal.
“Common sense is not so common.” -Voltaire For someone who has neveronce attended a skeptic conference, I’m really infuriated by the attitudes and behavior of some of the attendees. I think this sums up my opinion towards the whole TAM-sexual-harassment-policy discussion. Here’s a summary of the discussion, if you’re interested. If you’re not, just keep … [Read more…]