by | Jan 15, 2019

Saturday, May 5th this year was the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth in Trier, Germany. On that day in 1818, a philosopher was born whose ideas would soon after prove essential to the historic torment of revolution, international conflicts,…

by | Apr 20, 2018

It sounds like a sci-fi movie: altering behavior and personality by surreptitiously embedding psychologically manipulative messages into a computer platform. But according to Education Week, that’s what mega-publisher Pearson did in 2017 to over 9,000 unwitting college students. And this episode…

by | Apr 14, 2017

Years ago there was an episode of Family Guy called “Death is a Bitch.” Peter, after finding out he didn’t have cancer and not wanting to pay his medical bills, wrote “deceased” on the insurance form. As Death came to town…

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