Pass the books. Hold the oil. "The numbers say that if you really want to know how a country is going to do in the 21st century, don't count its oil reserves or gold mines, count its highly effective teachers, involved parents and committed students." (Thomas Friedman)
Us and them: On the importance of animals "'In the eyes of a butcher a horse is already dead,' wrote Georges Bataille. What happens when we turn this look, this strangely blind and indifferent gaze, into an industry? How can we maintain that animals are things but also beings?" (excerpt, Quarterly Essay - Anna Krien)
How to be creative "Creativity is not magic, and there's no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It's a skill."