HS2 (high speed railway) is going to cost at least £55,000 million to carry an estimated 5.4 million passengers per year. For the same money we could spend an average of £4,500 on making half of the UK’s homes (12 million of them) more energy efficient, which would be of direct benefit to around 30…

This is an interesting article from David Graeber in which he suggests that much of the “work” we do has no tangible benefit apart from making us feel that we’re part of the workforce. He maybe overstates the case a bit but who hasn’t spent time at work doing stuff that’s utterly pointless? Another good…

Another great video from RSA Animate in which Roman Krznaric argues the case for empathy as a force to make the world a better place for all of us. I love his ideas for exhibits in the museum of empathy.

Simon Heffer has caused a bit of a stooshie with this stunningly mendacious article in the English version Daily Mail, which has given Yes Scotland the opportunity to publicise some corrections. I’m a long way from being a Yes Scotland supporter but facts are facts and I thought my friends from south of the border…