Michael Hobbes

Michael Hobbes

Journalist & Animator

Contributing editor and producer at Highline. Former human rights consultant.

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The Millennium Development Goals Sucked. But That's OK.

The MDGs revitalised development, coordinated donors and rallied the public. So why does everyone hate them so much?

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Is It Possible to Have Empathy Without Being Patronizing?

On how to respond to charges of racism or sexism

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Leaving the Internet Will Not Make You a Better Person. Neither Will Anything Else.

On the Malthusian nature of self improvement.

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Letting Stress Win: A Commencement Speech

The best advice and the worst advice I've ever gotten were both three words long.

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Malcolm Gladwell, Proof and Soda

How much do we need to know before we change our behavior? How much more before we regulate to make other people change theirs?

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Michael Hobbes

Michael Hobbes lives in Berlin. He blogs at rottenindenmark.wordpress.com....

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Michael Hobbes: So You Say You're an Ethical Shopper

So on Wednesday, I wrote this article for High......

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Why Don't Newspapers Take Unsolicited Submissions Seriously?

A telling paragraph in Michael Lewis's review of 'W......

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Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?

I make a mean marinara sauce. I sauté onions, garlic and bacon (yes, bacon) for 10 minutes until they sweeten and become crisp, then add a big glass of r......

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Letting Stress Win: A Commencement Speech

The best advice and the worst advice I've ever gotten were three words long. The best advice was 'avoid the treadmill.' It was 2003. I was coming to the......

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What Would Happen if Britain Left the EU?

The British government has committed to holding a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. But leaving the EU doesn't mean what a lot of its ......

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Michael Hobbes: The Fascinating Debate Over Food Banks in Britain

Meet Joanna. She's a 31-year-old British single mom who earns just above the minimum wage managing a thrift store. She can't afford to buy enough food fo......