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The Paradox of Freedom: Erich Fromm on Moral Aloneness and Our Mightiest Antidote to Terror: Brain Pickings
"Freedom is not something that anybody can be given," James Baldwin wrote in contemplating how we imprison ourselves, "freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be." It is hard not to instinctually bristle at this notion - we all like to see ourselves as autonomous agents of our own destiny who would never willfully relinquish our freedom. And yet we do - beyond the baseline laws of physics and their perennially disquieting corollary regarding free will, which presupposes that even the nature of the faculty doing the relinquishing is not the sovereign entity we wish it were, we are governed by myriad ideological, social, economic, political, and psychological forces that mitigate the parameters of our freedom. Neuroscientist Christoph Koch put it perfectly in his treatise on free will: "Freedom is always a question of degree rather than an absolute good that we do or do not possess." Read more

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How one piece of tech made online payments simple

India Business News: Rarely do you see a technology developed in India spawning a whole ecosystem. But that’s what has happened with the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) d



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WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels to meet IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad; spread of fake news, digital payments on agenda

With the government hardening its stand on fake and provocative content circulated on WhatsApp, top officials from the instant messaging app including chief executive officer (CEO) Chris Daniels have sought time from IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the meeting is expected this week.

Bitcoin investment scam: BitConnect promoter held

Divyesh Darji, who was India head of BitConnect, was arrested after he arrived in the national capital from Dubai

Use social media with caution, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urges people

Vijayan said sending erroneous messages over the Internet will only cripple rescue operations at a time when agencies are fighting against all odds to save the “last person stranded” in the flood-ravaged state.

Kickstarter’s focus is on engaging with creative people: Perry Chen

Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen on the intersections of arts and technology

Elon Musk says changing his way of working is not an option

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was responding to an open letter from Arianna Huffington accusing him of ‘demonstrating a wildly outdated, anti-scientific and horribly inefficient way of using human energy’

Your friendly neighbourhood postman is about to become a banker

The government is planning to launch IPPB at a grand function in Delhis Talkatora stadium on August 21.

US tech giants plan to fight India's data localisation plans

U.S trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India's push to store data locally.

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