John Papadakis

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The Greek Warrior

How a radical finance minister took on Europe—and failed.<p>On July 4th, the night before a referendum asked the Greek people to decide how far their debt-ridden government should accommodate the demands of its main creditors—the “troika” of the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the …

Google wants to be God’s mind: The secret theology of “I’m feeling lucky”

Google makes order of the universe and answers our entreaties. It knows that it’s a temple of knowledge in the sky<p>Sergey Brin famously suggested that “the perfect search engine would be the mind of God.” This half boast, half ambition puts Google into a long line of hieratic readers of the sky, and …

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics

Knowledge Management As A Model For Education

We need a practical model for education. Current education models are essentially abstract. Let me explain what I mean. Education is about learning, …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

Our Democracy Is Dying

In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. …

Disruptive Innovations in Education

Since 1960 and throughout the 90's education has witnessed incremental changes in public policy that has ranged from improved practices to big government presidential initiatives starting with Johnston, Regan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama. What may be missing in these incremental changes to improve …