This from The Economist.
Sandel plugging his latest. The journalist’s quote below has much resonance to me.
Even to a toddler’s mind, the logic of the transaction was evidently clear – if he had to be bribed, then the potty couldn’t be a good idea – and within a week he had grown so suspicious and upset that we had to abandon the whole enterprise.
Here is the very excellent obituarist Jane O’Grady on the late Peter Goldie whom I met very briefly in a pub near UCL. I met Jane some eight years ago at a conference in, I think, Tunbridge Wells. She was a fascinating person to talk to and told me about the process of obituary writing, much of which I found amusing.