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Daniel Klein on Honest Income

Daniel Klein on Honest Income

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Economist and author Daniel Klein of George Mason University talks about the ethics of working and the potential for our working lives to make the world a better place. This is a wide-ranging conversation that includes discussion of Adam Smith, what jobs we should work on, what charities we should donate to, how we can make ourselves more virtuous, the movies Se7en and Sabrina, and ultimately what Adam Smith calls "the becoming use of our own."
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Atanas Kotov

I feel like the talk wasn't really moving in any direction. It was quite vague, as all of philosophy can be, but it questioned some things not that well. For example, saying you could hurt people in Africa by giving to charity if you don't know much about them. You don't have to know every detail about something to make a decision to support or not support it. We would end up never helping anyone and being indecisive all the time. I think the theme had more potential than that!

Feb 1st
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ZB Fasih

What a thought-provoking talk! Controversial but brilliant.

Jan 28th
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