Sunday, September 05, 2010

A Response to How Puritans Turned Capitalist

The Ideas blog on the NY times published an article, How Puritans Turned Capitalist which I responded to:

From my own informal research on country measures using OECD data:

In developing countries, industry and work are essential to the wealth of the nation, but once countries reach a certain level of affluence, i.e, are considered developed, work and industry become negative correlates of welfare.

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A Journey — if You Dare — Into the Minds of Silicon Valley Programmers

My responses in a NY Times comment section for the book, Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson ...