Michael Moore-Jones

New Zealander at Yale-NUS College.


The Commodification of Learning

Economic value is being attached to learning; in turn, this is giving the wrong incentives to students. Memorisation is winning over…


Do the Humanities Have a Place in the Digital Age?

A Global Perspective


Though the decline of the humanities in universities has been much discussed, these reports seem to reflect more the Euro-centric perspective on higher education than the global reality. Nicholas Kristof felt compelled to defend the humanities from such talk in the Times (Don’t Dismiss the


Living in the Future’s Past

On a daily basis, we choose pre-empted nostalgia over truly experiencing a moment. This is screen blindness.


The Embassy to Sisi

How the American envoy tried to persuade General Sisi with lessons from The Iliad.

Publications edited by Michael Moore-Jones

Opinions, ideas,thoughts and musings on what is meant by, and what is required for, a true twenty-first century education.


A Brief Introduction to Pessimism 


I once read that you can learn more from what has gone wrong than what has gone right. The idea is that a mistake presents myriad opportunities for…


The Time Value of Experience

Experiences are more valuable the earlier we have them. Why is this, and how do you maximise the experiences you have?


On GDP as a Measure of Progress

“It measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile”- Bobby Kennedy


The Commodification of Learning

Economic value is being attached to learning; in turn, this is giving the wrong incentives to students. Memorisation is winning over…