I found out about these video lectures because Ben Lambert had an ad for them running before the latest Minute Physics video on YouTube. What an enterprising Ph.D. student!
The link below takes you to the dropbox page where you can enable two-step authentication.
Conveniently, to generate the time-sensitive codes for Dropbox I can use the same Google Authenticator App on my phone that I already use for Google.
The introduction to this book is worth reading (as is the entire book, but it is expensive while the introduction is available as free sample). I quote the first two paragraphs:
"If you ask a chef, a physician, or a teacher the question: ‘‘Is more always better,’’ they will probably answer: ‘‘No’’. Of course, it depends on the dish you are cooking, the illness you are curing, and the subject you are teaching. But these professionals know when additional ingredients spoil the dish, additional treatment harms the patient, and additional learning material frustrates the student. If you put the same question to an economist or a consumer, though, it is less clear what the answer will be.
Nowadays, consumers seem to have an insatiable desire for more and more goods and services. Economists typically equate more consumption with greater well-being. And growth has become a leading commercial and political imperative. As a consequence, Frank and Cook (1995) have described advanced societies as ‘‘winner-take-all-societies’’ in which a few superstars are paid handsomely, and others are seduced into mimicking their grand lifestyles (Frank and Cook 1995). In this environment, maximization of consumption has become the hallmark of success. More is universally taken to mean better, but here we ask whether more actually makes people happier."
The book investigates the question thoroughly from many angles in 14 chapters contributed by academics from several disciplines: economics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, politics, biology, social sciences.
Thanks to for recommending this book to me.
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- University of York, Applied MathematicsLecturer in Mathematics, present
- Bielefeld UniversityHochschulassistent
- King's College LondonEPSRC Advanced Research Fellow
- CERNVisiting Scientist
- State University of New York at Stony BrookResearch Assistant
Two concrete current research topics are:
- Scale invariant size spectrum models of the pelagic ecosystem.
- Modelling extinction trajectories in microcosm communities.
- State University of New York at Stony BrookTheoretical Physics, 1985 - 1990
- Universität BielefeldMathematics and Physics, 1983 - 1985
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