Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Have to plan, execute, review. But the more challenging one is how not to be worried and depressed about things that is out of my control. Since there is not much I can do about them, worrying does not produce any results.
Hopefully the weather will turn nicer so I can ride my bike more, that is a proven method to reduce stress.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The book turn out to be much more academic than I would like. Skidelsky spent a lot of pages on establishing the prior scholar conclusin.
Still early in the book so I am hopeful. My pessimistic hunch is that human nature have precluded there is a limited of desire. So it will never be enough.
Keynes assume by 2030 the west will be so productive that the average work hour is 15 per week. But it is completely wrong in the US and most of the world except old Europe. For better or for worse, the US and East Asia, work is not only for earning a living. Long hours is a status symbol, a badge of honor, a self-imposed lifestyle. The poor are jobless, the rich work 70 hours a week. So it completely defy Keynes' predictions.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Wrote this to my contacts: Looking forward to 365 fun days of working and learning with you! Happy 2013!
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