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Scuola, abbiamo le prove: Invalsi è contro la scienza - micromega-online - micromega

Le metodologie dell’Invalsi (e i loro precedenti anglosassoni) saranno ricordate, in futuro, nel novero delle aberrazioni storiche come i test QI per …

Why negative interest rates have arrived—and why they won’t save the global economy

ECONOMISTS said it could not (or at least should not) happen. Yet rich-world central banks are starting to impose negative interest rates. In June …

Economics

Il piano Tsipras per l’Eurogruppo: rottamare il 30% del programma Ue. Schaeuble: no ad altri 6 mesi

<b> Una proposta in quattro punti per convincere i creditori. Il premier greco ha chiesto un colloquo telefonico con il presidente della Commissione</b> …

The election of Italy’s new president has strengthened Matteo Renzi’s grip over Italian politics

<i>On 31 January, Sergio Mattarella, a former Constitutional Court judge, was elected as the new President of Italy.</i> <b>James L. Newell</b> <i>and</i> <b>Arianna Giovannini</b></i> …

Europe

Greece turns, Europe wobbles

SYRIZA'S unequivocal victory in Sunday's Greek elections reverberated all over Europe. It had been widely assumed that the left-wing populists and …

Europe

Matteo Renzi? Ha una personalità scissa Cosa pensa Alexis Tsipras dell'ex rottamatore

«A parole è contro l’austerità, ma le sue riforme sono fissazioni neoliberiste». In un libro, il leader greco del partito di sinistra Syriza, …

The return of the German question: why conflict between creditor and debtor states is now the defining feature of European politics

<i>One of the key geopolitical issues in Europe prior to the Second World War was how the power of Germany could be effectively balanced by other</i> …

Europe

The Big Mac index

<b>HELP US TO IMPROVE OUR BIG MAC INDEX TOOL. TAKE OUR SHORT SURVEY.</b><p>THE Big Mac index was invented by <i>The Economist</i> in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to …

Economics

24 charts every leader should see

From the impact of the industrial revolution to today’s rapid urbanisation and the climate trends that made 2014 the warmest year on record, these …

Climate Change

Why the Russian oil crash could threaten Putin with a palace coup

With a growing economic crisis and less money to share among the oligarchs, there is talk of splits in the Kremlin elite that could undermine the president’s power<p>■ How other oil exporting countries are being affected<p>When Vladimir Putin was asked at his annual marathon press conference whether he …

Why inequality matters – and how to tackle it

A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone with an admittedly high geek quotient. …

Il sorpasso dei «paperoni»: nel 2016 l’1% della popolazione possiederà più ricchezza di tutti gli altri

LONDRA - Il divario tra ricchi e poveri si sta allargando al punto che entro il 2016 un minuscolo gruppo di miliardari, l'1% della popolazione, avrà …

Some are more equal than others

A history of American wealth inequality<p>A NEW paper by Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman of the London …

Why the Swiss unpegged the franc

IN THE world of central banking, slow and predictable decisions are the aim. So on January 15th, when the Swiss National Bank (SNB) suddenly …

Economics

Why deflation is bad

PRICES in the euro zone are falling. Figures released on January 7th showed that consumer prices in the year to December fell by 0.2%, marking the …

Economics

How science goes wrong

A SIMPLE idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”. Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea …

Clinical Trials

Matteo Renzi: La norma l'ho voluta io. Ma nessun inciucio, fermo tutto

Il premier, avendo capito che la mancanza di trasparenza sarebbe stata peggio, si assume la responsabilità dell'articolo inserito all'ultimo momento …

L'uscita della Grecia dall'euro sarebbe come crac Lehman

NEW YORK (WSI) – L’eventuale uscita della Grecia dalla zona euro rappresenterebbe per il mercato finanziario una notizia addirittura peggiore di …

"Systemic importance", "radical parties", and democracy in the Eurozone

(<i>la versione italiana è qui</i>...)<p>In a previous post of this blog I published an email by Angelantonio Castelli, a physicist who happens to belong to my …

Euro pronto a sostituire il dollaro nel carry trade: ecco cosa significa per le tasche dei risparmiatori

Con la Federal Reserve pronta ad aprile ad alzare i tassi di interesse è la fine del carry trade con la Turchia e in generale con i mercati emergenti …

Larry Page: “Google cambierà il mondo”

«Sì, la nostra ambizione è questa. E lo faremo con la Rete, i robot, l’intelligenza artificiale». Parla il cofondatore di Google<p>A 41 anni Larry Page, …

How can Europe avoid recession in 2015?

2014 will be remembered for two major unexpected developments. First, the European Union was caught by surprise by the return of geopolitics. The …

L’anti-discorso di fine anno di Roberto Saviano

The most popular stories of 2014

<b>These were the most popular stories on FT.com this year. Russia, China, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Scottish independence referendum, robots,</b> …

Malaysia Airlines

FT Predictions: the world in 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, the Financial Times once again engages in a harmless bit of soothsaying. As ever, we invite some of the FT’s experts and …

Interest Rates

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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 …

Economics

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

IN MARCH, after a two-year shut down for an upgrade, the world’s biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), will reopen for …

Physics