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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

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Moral suasion

The Catholic Church and the Trade Unions are two institutions apparently very different from each other. But they share a fundamental similarity: they are meant to play an essential role in promoting progressive policies for today’s society. They could, for instance, rise awareness on issues that are often neglected; they could defend the rights and obligations of the poorest; they could defend more sustainable policies; and they could preserve ethic and morality in the public sphere. They could, if only they hadn’t become so inextricably attached to power, wealth, and self-preservation.

How far can you travel with no money?

As I just posted a video from UVic, it is worth mentioning another place where I studied, Trinity College Dublin. Matter of fact, Joe just shared this Time article which is about how Far Can You Travel in 36 Hours with No Money. In an event known as the Trinity College Jailbreak, nearly 70 students from the Dublin University were given a day and a half to get as far away from the Irish capital as they could without spending any money. “We originally thought people would travel to the U.K. and around Ireland, we never imagined they would make it out of Europe,” Sorcha McCauley, one of the organizers, told TIME over the phone.

According to McCauley, two competitors made it as far as St. Peter’s square in Vatican City, where they dressed up as priests and handed in their résumés for a certain job opening. But others arrived even more far away: apparently, a few of them did arrive in the hometown of that other person who got the job – just tonight. To find out, read the rest of the article here.

Who is punk now?

This was a viral tweet on Tuesday: No Pope, No Government, No Police Chief. England, who is punk now?