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Will 2018 be the year of the neo-luddite?

The downsides of technology’s inexorable march are ​now becoming clear – and automation will only increase the anxiety. We should expect the ​growing interest in off-grid lifestyles to be accompanied by ​direct action and even anti-tech riots<p>One of the great paradoxes of digital life – understood …

Machine Learning

Go figure: Treasury policy analysis needs wider view than just economics

<b>Policymaking works best when government is able to take a multi-disciplinary approach, says former secretary Gordon de Brouwer, but parts of it can</b> …

Brecha generacional y nueva política

Nací en 1980 y soy uno de los miles de jóvenes que crecimos inaugurando la democracia española cuando la mayoría de los servicios públicos todavía …

China moves into Latin America

WHILE Donald Trump was in Davos last week trying to persuade the global plutocracy that “America First” does not mean “America alone”, China’s …

It's Time For a Serious Talk About the Science of Tech "Addiction"

To hear Andrew Przybylski tell it, the American 2016 presidential election is what really inflamed the public's anxiety over the seductive power of …

Social Movements

An ambitious project to measure the wealth of nations shows how GDP is a deceptive gauge of progress

Is gross domestic product a sufficient measure of an economy’s health? Many argue that GDP, which counts the sum of the goods and services produced by a nation, fails to reflect a population’s wellbeing, because it accounts for neither distribution of income nor extractive effects such as pollution.<p>…

Bases Docentes

<b>Objeto de la convocatoria</b><p>La Comisión organizadora del Día de Pi en España, compuesta por la Fundación Descubre, la Real Sociedad Matemática Española, …

The Dangers of Keeping Women Out of Tech

In 1978 a young woman named Maria Klawe arrived at the University of Toronto to pursue a doctorate in computer science. She had never used a …

Cities

Larry Fink, CEO of $6.3 trillion manager BlackRock, just sent a warning letter to CEOs everywhere

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink just sent a warning shot to CEOs across the world: start accounting for the societal impact of your companies, or risk disappointing the largest asset manager in the world.<p>In a letter to CEOs of public companies, Fink, whose firm manages $6.3 trillion in assets, said that …

CEOs

World Maths Day

<b>World Maths Day</b> (<i>World Math Day</i> in American English) is an online international mathematics competition, powered by educational resource provider 3P …

Society

The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They're Not What You Think

Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It …

Harvard

An Open Letter to Joseph Stiglitz, by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, IMF

<b>An Open Letter</b>1<br>By Kenneth Rogoff,<br>Economic Counsellor and Director of Research,<br>International Monetary Fund<p>To Joseph Stiglitz,<br>Author of <i>Globalization</i> …

AzComics en Español

Direct-lending funds in Europe

WHEN Caronte & Tourist, a Sicilian ferry company, needs a new ship, it is cheap and easy to borrow from a bank. But in 2016, when Caronte’s …

Private Equity

Engineered for Dystopia | David A. Banks

Some of the first people to be called “engineers” operated siege engines. A siege engine is a very old device used to tear down the walls of an enemy …

Princeton University

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Evita el drama con tu equipo de trabajo... ¡sé claro!

Casi a nadie le enseñaron cómo ser líder. En el mejor de los casos, algunas personas tuvieron la fortuna de contar con modelos impecables de …

El auge inobjetable de la ciudad privatizada - Número Cero

Crece la ciudad privatizada: 14 por ciento de los fraccionamientos del área metropolitana de Guadalajara ya están confinados, es decir, con bardas …