Everyday Philosophers

What's Money, Eh? (w/ David Dick and Robert Gressis)

Everyday Philosophers
What's Money, Eh? (w/ David Dick and Robert Gressis)
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David Dick (of the University of Calgary) and Robert Gressis talk about the differences between American and Canadian universities (as usual, the Canadians use funny words); what it's like to teach in a business school (David often has to sprinkle ethics on papers); David's research in the philosophy of money (does the nature of money constrain what we can use for money? Or is it the effects of a currency that determine what we should use for money?); David's thoughts on cryptocurrency (it's not ideal, but the horse is out of the barn); and David's thoughts on tipping (he comes not to praise it, but to bury it).

4:45 - What’s the difference between American and Canadian universities?
12:56 - What’s it like to teach in a business school? (And David is stoked about the philosophy of accounting)
33:29 - David’s current research: the philosophy of money, in particular the ethics and ontology of currency.
46:27 - Cryptocurrency, OF COURSE.
1:01:30 - David’s stance on tipping: tipping bad.
1:17:37 - Interest in the philosophy of money is compounding!


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