An intellectual food-fest called Chicago Ideas Week just ended its second annual run after dozens of eclectic sessions with A-list speakers, billionaire entrepreneurs, famous generals, and artists, among others. About the only significant no-show was Lance Armstrong, who’s presumably got legal troubles that took priority.
Among the more engaging presenters was Michael Sandel, a Harvard political philosopher, who had several hundred attendees wondering: Should we pay our kids to read? Should there be financial incentives for learning?
» via The Atlantic