What We Are Reading Today: On Freedom by Cass R. Sunstein

Updated 06 February 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: On Freedom by Cass R. Sunstein

  • The book explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed — and shows what it would take to make freedom real

In this path-breaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice is not nearly enough, says a review on the Princeton University Press website. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go — whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships.

People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live — which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being. 

Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed — and shows what it would take to make freedom real.


Where We Are Going Today: Bubbleology

Updated 21 February 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: Bubbleology

Connoisseurs of bubble tea in the capital do not have a lot of options as there are few places that serve the Taiwanese beverage. Bubbleology is one of the few that does — and does so in style.

For the uninitiated, bubble tea is a sweetened tea drink to which is added tapioca balls, known as boba, which can be solid and chewy or hollow and filled with different flavors of juice that is released when bitten.

The quirky, unusual drink has grown in popularity around the world in recent years, and Bubbleology takes it to another level with some unique flavor combinations, such as jasmine milk tea and ginger tea with popping lychee boba, among many others. 

The interior decor of the store is equally clever and innovative. In keeping with its name, the cafe resembles a science lab. This also reflects its belief that the preparation of bubble tea should be a precise scientific method, and they have expanded on that idea to also make the whole experience visually pleasing as well.

Bubbleology can be found in Panorama Mall, Riyadh.