Category Archives: History

When we sailed to the Sea of Tranquility on a High Tide of Technology

  In 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a commercial airliner on the Hudson River in New York durring an emergecy manourvre and singlehandedly saving the lives of 155 people on board, was being awarded the Neil Armstrong … Continue reading

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Egyptian Revolution: Food for Thought

2011 was some year for Egypt.  From the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in February, to the electoral gains by his erstwhile nemesis The Muslim Brotherhood (and co.) in December, the shift in the political climate seems to have happened at almost … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s Ideas on Labour and Value (Part II)

[Disclaimer: This is the second of a 2-part post of the same essay. The first part of the essay can be read  here. Perhaps it would be useful for you to  read the first part to get some context for the is … Continue reading

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