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