November 1, 2011

Look at this TED lecture - seriuosly

I know I said this blog will move on to discuss matters having to do with technology and computer science, and it will, starting next week, I promise!
But for this week I've watched this really amazing TED lecture, and it ties so nicely with everything discussed in this blog in the past few weeks, that I have to recommend it now.
The video is here:
http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson.html
And to give you the really short version; for developed economies, growth and GNP per capita are far less important than the equitable distribution within the society.
More equitable distribution lowers crime, improves health, and happiness and many more important life variables.
Now go watch the real lecture!