12th Selected Links

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Some links for your weekend perusal:

1. 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals', arguably Noam Chomsky's most important essay.

2. AlongsideJulia Gillard's misogyny speech, the finest oratorical display in an Australian parliament last decade was Malcolm Turnbull's eulogy for his uncle-in-law, the late art critic Robert Hughes. (Skip to 09:55 for his memorable repartee with Tony Abbott.)

3. 'On Bullshit', the classic essay-cum-book by Harry Frankfurt.

4. 'Companies Should Maximize Shareholder Welfare Not Market Value', paper by Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales.

5. 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer', John Keats describes the elation of epiphany upon first encountering Elizabethan playwright George Chapman's translation of Homer's poetry.

May you have many epiphanies and a nice weekend,