Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Videos To Watch

1. Feeling cranky or downtrodden? Stop. This video about a quadruple amputee veteran will inspire you in ways that you may not have thought possible. If this guy can deal with life with no arms and legs -- and still manage to go snowboarding and jump out of airplanes -- then day to day life for the other 99% of the population couldn't possibly be so unbearable.

2. I'm obsessed with the coverage of the criticism of Thomas Piketty's work. (Warning: Smart People Fighting!) The Huff Post Live had a great segment today discussing all the different takes on Piketty's calculations. It goes on for about 25 minutes and is worth a watch.

3. Children of the 80s are freaking out today because Le Var Burton has a Kickstarter campaign to make Reading Rainbow free for any school or kid with an internet connection.

Next: Can we bring back Square One TV? It could have done for math what Reading Rainbow did for reading.