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On spaghetti sauce - Malcolm Gladwell

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Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

Gladwell believes that changes in the food industry are consistent with what’s happened in science over the past few decades, which he describes as a “movement from the search for universals to the understanding of variability.” Outside of science, how do you think we approach universality and variability in our collective cultural and intellectual life? Do we prize one over the other, and do you think that’s changed?

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