A La Carte (7/20)

Friday July 20, 2007

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Personal: I am taking some time off next week, so it’s unlikely that I’ll be doing daily updates of A La Carte. Just so you know…

Money: Ben Stein wants us to know that it isn’t easy being rich (or as rich as he is, anyways). “This belief, that having a lot of money is going to drastically change our lives for the better, might well be called the root of almost all civilized Western and Eastern (and Northern and Southern) life. Being rich will solve everything, or so the popular mind tells us.”

Technology: A team of Canadians have solved the game of checkers. Where’s the fun in playing a game that has been solved?