Well this is a bit of a cop-out, since I didn’t really have time—or mental bandwidth—to do very much non-thesis reading. But I did come across a bunch of interesting articles on hyperinflation in game economies which I’m saving here for later, as well as two Straits Times articles on an interview with Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan Jin, and a personal account from a Filipino migrant worker in Singapore on a little social ritual of hers.
I go through a lot of reading every day without ever actually processing my thoughts on it. This, unfortunately, means that I have gotten into a habit of having many incomplete thoughts which do not link up or lead to conclusions. To force myself to develop better habits of mind, I’m going to start summarising my reading.
Here’re my aims: summarise for an intelligent layman, offer complete thoughts, and illuminate connections that might not have been apparent at first.
Here’re three things I read today
- Chapter 6 of Stiglitz’s 2012 inequality must-read, The Price of Inequality
- David Francis’ article on Foreign Policy, “Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?“
- Eamonn Fingelton in the Guardian, “After the Financial Times buyout, let’s stop belittling Japan’s success“