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Top picks from the web on money and your life, from ING economist Ian Bright – January 27, 2014

Success and failure

Success and failure

Is success always earned? Is failure? Alain de Botton, author and visionary behind The School of Life (a movement dedicated to challenging tradtional assumptions about education) examines ideas of success and failure in this TED Talk. He highlights how people often have a career crisis on a Sunday and questions why life tends to be defined by our jobs.

Emotions and prices

Emotions and prices

A price can feel like a slap in the face, writes economist Tim Harford in his article What price supply and demand?. Although the logic of supply and demand suggests that front-row seats for the Wimbledon final should be expensive, Harford writes that reality is not so simple and a vendor charging a price high enough to eliminate the shortages could well be accused of shameful greed.

Boring jobs

Boring jobs

The many ways technology is changing the way we work are chronicled in a fascinating article in The Economist. It tells about the interplay between technology and productivity - but warns that developments may not always be positive for workers.

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