"The Price of Civilization" is a useful contribution to the conversation we must have in order to make informed political choices in the years ahead. Paul Ryan, on the new Jeffrey Sachs book.
It is a rich literary paradox: authors are embedded in history, yet they slip away; they time-travel. From The Almost-lost Poem that Changed the World.
The topic is at the core of Sen's economic and philosophical work. Most basically, he is asking Aristotle's question -- what is happiness? A descriptive post on Amartya Sen's theories of wellbeing.
Cooking changes lives in ways that eating never approaches. Cooking makes you care about nourishment, family meals, nutrition, pleasures, relaxation, skills, control, health, the environment, culture and the earth. And it leads your kids to care about these things tool. How can food change the world?