Monthly Archives: January 2013

Animal Spirits: Throw Caution to the Wind

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. Arnold Edinborough   I know I said February, but having ended the last Random Riff suggesting that the arts could be thought of as a human enterprise that embraced animal spirits,… Read More »

Animal Spirits: A Cautionary Tale

Most, probably, of our decisions to do something positive, the full consequences of which will be drawn out over many days to come, can only be taken as the result of animal spirits – a spontaneous urge to action rather than inaction, and not as the outcome of a weighted average of quantitative benefits multiplied… Read More »