On June 23rd morning, I left Chennai with my family for a two-week holiday in Italy. It was a good holiday despite the heat. It was tiresome in the end. Returned to Chennai on July 10 and to Singapore on July 13. Had to start teaching at the Singapore Management University on July 15. A lot seems to be happening in the world of politics and economics. I have caught up with them reading but it might take a while to catch up with them in terms of writing.
Martin Hutchinson has written a very thoughtful piece on Ned Ludd, given the harm that humans are causing to themselves with the technological tools that they have developed. More importantly, technology is not advancing the cause of the so-called ‘free market’ (in the market place for financial assets) any longer but the opposite. A very thoughtful article.