Michael Shermer on The Mind of the Market

Cato Institute
Washington, D.C.
Jan 11th, 2008

The Mind of the Market: The Case for Capitalism from an Evolutionary Perspective with author Michael Shermer.

In his new book, The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics, Michael Shermer examines such questions as: How did we evolve from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumer-traders? Why are people so irrational when it comes to money and business?

He argues that the new science of evolutionary economics provides an answer to both of those questions. Shermer shows how evolution and economics are both examples of a larger phenomenon of complex adaptive systems - Cato Institute

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John Gray: Why Mars and Venus Collide

Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
Feb 11th, 2008

John Gray talks about Why Mars and Venus Collide.

The author who raised many provocative questions about male-female relations with his book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, returns to familiar territory. He suggests ideas to help couples cope with everyday stress and keep their love strong - Book Passage

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Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web | TED.com

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At the 2007 EG conference, Kevin Kelly shares a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what's coming in the next 5,000 days?

About Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly has been publisher of the Whole Earth Review, exec editor at WIRED, founder of visionary nonprofits, and writer on biology and business and "cool tools."

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Chris Abani muses on humanity | TED.com

About this talk
Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It's "ubuntu," he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.

About Chris Abani
Imprisoned three times by the Nigerian government, Chris Abani turned his experience into poems that Harold Pinter called "the most naked, harrowing expression of prison life and political torture...

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Louise Leakey digs for humanity's origins | TED.com

About this talk
Louise Leakey asks, "Who are we?" The question takes her to the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, where she digs for the evolutionary origins of humankind -- and suggests a stunning new vision of our competing ancestors.

About Louise Leakey
Louise Leakey hunts for hominid fossils in East Africa, in the family tradition.