Quotes & Links #70

1) theguardian.com: Georg Baselitz: why art’s great shock merchant has set his sights on opera
I don’t necessarily agree with his view that women can’t paint, but I do wonder where are women the most successful? Literature? Music? Hmm.

2) qz.com: The world’s best airport has a horticulture team, a butterfly garden, and 500,000 plants

The airport features a butterfly garden, an orchid garden with a koi pond, and an “enchanted garden” that combines flowers and soft ferns with sculptures and sparkling lights.

Not surprised to see Seoul being nr. 2. I doubt something like that would be build in Germany, and, while it’s beautiful, it’s also not really necessary and maybe even a waste of money.

3) afinetheorem.wordpress.com: The Economics of John Nash
Probably the best post on Nash’s academic contributions I’ve read so far.
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Quotes & Links: #1

1) marginalrevolution.com: China estimate of the day (speculative)
“Officially, the People’s Republic of China is an atheist country, but that is changing fast as many of its 1.3 billion citizens seek meaning and spiritual comfort that neither communism nor capitalism seem to have supplied.”

2) vox.com: Two degrees – how the world failed on climate change
“Four degrees (or 7.2° Fahrenheit) may not sound like much. But the world was only about 4°C to 7°C cooler, on average, during the last ice age, when large parts of Europe and the United States were covered by glaciers.”

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