Audio Roundup 2017:32

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by Joel Rich

There continues to be much written concerning the sustainability of the chareidi economic model. While I agree with these concerns I find it interesting that there doesn’t seem to be as much room in my own MO community concerning the sustainability of our own model. There have been efforts to talk up moving to less expensive communities (or, even Israel :-() , I subscribe to the theory that we should put more focus on solving our own issues rather than focusing on issues of groups who are aware of our opinions and are less likely to listen.

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Lots of secular speakers talk about multitasking (not), mindfulness, or avoiding what frum speakers call pizur hanefesh. My thinking is that it’s related to the question of mazimizing vs. satisfying decision making (do you need the best choice or just a satisfactory one). In audio roundup terms, there are some speakers who require complete attention (and may even need to be slowed down to 1.5. especially in Hebrew) and there are some perfect to listening to at 2.5 while paying the bills.
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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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