Today I attended the 2004 Ideas That Matter at U of T. The focus was Jane Jacobs' new book, Dark Age Ahead and the other speakers were Martin Wolf of the Financial Times, Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Lucas of the University of Chicago, Henry Mintzberg, McGill management professor, Allan Jacobs, urban designer, from Berkeley, Marsha Hewitt, social ethics and religion professor at Trinity College, and Norman Wirzba, Chair of Philosophy at Georgetown College (KY).
It was a very interesting day, but sitting in Hart House and then going to work afterwards was exhausting, so I won't be writing about it tonight.
Nevertheless, the program had an interesting advertisement that I thought I ought to pass along. It's about a new book by former Toronto Mayor John Sewell, on a subject that this blog frequently touches on:
I'm looking forward to it.
And for a recent interesting discussion, let me refer you to this article by James Bow.