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This is a submission for the blog Prize’s May 2022 contest, The World in 2072.

By Chris Webster

May 14, 2022

Booking Cheap Flights

A friend recently texted me to complain about how expensive flights are right now. This is probably due for a variety of reasons, most notably the increase in the price of oil in the past few months: Indeed, oil and jet fuel are becoming so expensive that some carriers are becoming completely priced out, as reported by Nigeria’s The Guardian: Local airlines yesterday notified the Federal Government and the general public of the plan to shut down all scheduled services indefinitely effective next Monday, May 9, over unbearable cost of aviation fuel that currently sells at N700 per litre.

By Chris Webster

May 7, 2022

RTWC: Shakespeare, the “Apprentice Tragedies”

This is part of my ongoing series on Reading the Western Canon. See here for an introduction to the series. Intro Juliet: What satisfaction canst thou have tonight? Romeo: Th’exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine. Juliet: I gave thee mine before thou didst request it, And yet I would it were to give again. Romeo: Wouldst thou withdraw it? For what purpose, love?

By Chris Webster

March 31, 2022

A Practical Guide for Saving-to-Give

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor or investment professional. Consult a professional before making any large financial decisions. None of this is investment advice, and is provided purely for informational purposes. This post was all done in my personal time, has no relation to my work at Open Philanthropy, and does not represent the views of anyone but myself. Background Donating a portion of your income to highly effective charities is a great way to do good in the world.

By Chris Webster

March 31, 2022

RTWC: Shakespeare, Early Works

This is part of my ongoing series on Reading the Western Canon. See here for an introduction to the series. Intro Our wills and fates do so contrary run That our devices still are overthrown, Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own. –The Player King in Hamlet Well, we made it through the Theocratic Age, and by Bloom’s reckoning we’re into the Aristocratic Age.

By Chris Webster

February 21, 2022