Hans Martinez

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Facebook faces a reputational meltdown

LAST year the idea took hold that Mark Zuckerberg might run for president in 2020 and seek to lead the world’s most powerful country. Today, …

Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and the Revelations of Open Secrets

What are we to make of the revelations published over the weekend, in the <i>Observer</i> and the <i>Times,</i> that Cambridge Analytica, the data-analytics and messaging company financed, in part, by the conservative billionaire Robert Mercer, used tens of millions of ill-gotten Facebook profiles to create …

Metacognition

<i>by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director</i><p>Thinking about One’s Thinking<p>Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking. More precisely, it …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

This year’s Nobel Prize in economics boosts “behavioral economics,” a field well represented at Brown | Economics Department at Brown University

When the Nobel committee announced the awarding of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences earlier this week to the University of …

Economics

Is Media Driving Americans Apart?

Is social media responsible for our democracy’s current crisis? An increasing amount of political information (and misinformation) gets disseminated online, and many Americans do not trust the media, do not trust Congress and do not trust the president. By many measures, voters are as polarized now …

A Male Infertility Crisis Is Coming. The Middle East Can Help.

Western men’s sperm counts are falling, and we ought to be concerned.<p>A major study published this July in the highly regarded fertility journal Human Reproduction Update showed that across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, men’s sperm counts declined by 50 to 60 percent over the …

Trump, Trade and Tantrums

MEXICO CITY — Everyone here wants to know what’s going to happen to Nafta — the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has closely linked the economies of Mexico, Canada and the United States for more than two decades. Donald Trump has described Nafta as the “worst trade deal ever made.” But …

Your Brain on Art: The Emerging Science of Neuroaesthetics Probes What Art Does to Our Brains

If you’ve followed debates in popular philosophical circles, you’ve surely heard the critique of “scientism,” the “view that only scientific claims …

The Brain

Propiedad intelectual para la economía del siglo XXI

The Secrets of Sleep

Why do we need it, and are we getting enough?<p>When I trained to be a doctor, some four decades ago, everyone neglected sleep. “On call” duty for hospital interns began at 6 <i>A</i>.<i>M</i>. and lasted twenty-four hours; I often kept on working until early evening the next day, after which I would stumble back to …

Sleep

Richard Thaler Talks About Silly (but Serious) Things

Richard H. Thaler learned early on Monday that he had won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for “contributions to behavioral economics”—a field that he helped create.<p>Mr. Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago, is also a writer of the Economic View column for The New York …

Growth Without Industrialization?, by Dani Rodrik

CAMBRIDGE – Despite low world prices for the commodities on which they tend to depend, many of the world’s poorest economies have been doing well. …

Think of Thelonious Monk

There was always something to talk about. The avant-garde music that verged on conceptual art but was delivered at a relaxed and buoyant foxtrot. The memorable melodies that sat atop a virtuosic harmonic conception, emphasizing unexpected dissonances. The blues that were an unchanging constant. For …

The Art of Thinking Well

Richard Thaler has just won an extremely well deserved Nobel Prize in economics. Thaler took an obvious point, that people don’t always behave rationally, and showed the ways we are <i>systematically</i> irrational.<p>Thanks to his work and others’, we know a lot more about the biases and anomalies that …

Nobel Prize

Seis características de la era de la desinformación

The White Privilege of the “Lone Wolf” Shooter

Paddock, like the majority of mass shooters in this country, was a white American. And that simple fact changes absolutely everything about the way …

Por un TLC justo y limpio

En el inicio de las conversaciones para actualizar el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) queda claro que más allá de los aspectos …

¿Qué medimos cuando medimos la pobreza?

Si en México calculáramos la pobreza con los estándares del Banco Mundial, disminuiría 35%; sin embargo, 46% de los nuevos “no pobres” no ganarían lo …

Will YouTube, Facebook, or Apple Be the Next Great TV Network?

The streaming industry is reinventing itself yet again, and now Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are part of the old guard.<p>Once again, television is going through another rapid revolution. Five years ago, nobody had seen <i>House of Cards</i>, and the idea of any streaming site existing on a level playing field …

Game of Thrones

Sismos podrían impactar en el abasto y los precios al consumidor en el corto plazo: Banxico

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (apro).- Los sismos del 7 y el 19 de septiembre, que quitaron la vida a cientos de personas y dejaron daños materiales aún …

The False Dream of a Neutral Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg wants the platform to be seen as having a huge effect on voting—but no impact on votes.<p>Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg each told partial truths yesterday.<p>First, Trump tweeted that “Facebook was always anti-Trump.” From all available information, it does seem true that the vast …

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IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic …

Tyranny of the Minority

<i>This is Michelle Goldberg’s debut column.</i><p>Since Donald Trump’s cataclysmic election, the unthinkable has become ordinary. We’ve grown used to naked profiteering off the presidency, an administration that calls for the firing of private citizens for political dissent and nuclear diplomacy conducted …

How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?

Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most privileged.<p>Fewer Americans are marrying over all, and whether they do so is more tied to socioeconomic …

Reality TV Meets Politics, Brazilian Style

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A woman weeps while sitting in a corporate board room, surrounded by a couple of frowning businessmen and floor-to-ceiling glass windows showcasing the São Paulo skyline. She’s sorry, she says, but she should have the right to make mistakes. It’s her first time on a reality TV …

Moreira y los virreyes mexicanos: apuntes para documentar la vergüenza

¿Qué nos pasó? ¿En qué momento permitimos que los gobernadores pudieran hacer lo que quieran con los estados que, en teoría, gobiernan para mejorar? …

El problema con Nabokov

El lenguaje lleva una doble vida, y el novelista también. Platicas con tu familia y amigos, estás al tanto de tu correspondencia, consultas menús y …

An Illustrated Meditation on Memory and Its Imperfections, Inspired by Borges

A most unusual invitation to repaint the reality we take for granted through the art of moral imagination.<p><i>“The least contaminated memory,”</i> wrote Sarah Manguso in her magnificent meditation on memory and the ongoingness of time, <i>“might exist in the brain of a patient with amnesia — in the brain of</i> …

The Art of Not-Having-to-Ask, from Buddhist Monks to Amanda Palmer by Way of Thoreau

How to unlearn everything our transactionalist culture has taught us about “the market” and relearn our natural open-handed generosity.<p>In the fall of 2014, I sat down with friend, collaborator, and kindred spirit Amanda Palmer for a conversation about what Thoreau can teach us about accepting …