Armando Rungi

11 Added | 3 Magazines | 2 Following | @rungi | Keep up with Armando Rungi on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Armando Rungi”

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world

Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new – in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>Over the past few years, even the most ardent comic book nerd might have wondered if there were too many superhero movies playing in the …

Ancient History

Free Lunch: Blind spots in economic methodology

<b>Muffled by models</b><p>The tremendous power of economic models is that they filter out the complexity of real economic life to allow us to see the bare …

Economics

Productivity: It’s a drag

Drew Greenblatt surveys the shop floor of his small factory in a down-at-heel district of Baltimore, Maryland, where two workers are using a large …

Economics

India confident of overtaking China’s growth rate

India is on track to overtake China’s growth with annual expansion of more than 8 per cent, says the country’s finance minister. The Delhi government …

India

UK’s risky obsession with US decline

Rome fell. Babylon fell. Hindhead’s turn will come.” George Bernard Shaw’s bon mot in Misalliance was a reminder to British theatre audiences in 1910 …

Geopolitics

Winners and losers of oil price plunge

Suddenly the world is awash with oil. A surprise surge in production and weaker than expected global demand for crude have sent oil reserves soaring …

Oil

ILO warns on stagnant global wages

Wages have flatlined in the developed world as workers fail to benefit from the uneven global economic recovery.<p>Average real pay in developed …

Economics

Putin threatens crackdown on currency speculators

Vladimir Putin threatened to crack down on speculators against the rouble as he called on Russia to put its economic house in order to fight what he …

Russia

IMF and World Bank warn of ‘peak trade’

The global economy is unlikely to see the same heated growth in trade that fuelled globalisation before the 2008 financial crisis largely because …

Economics

Quantum Gravity Expert Says “Philosophical Superficiality” Has Harmed Physics

As readers of this blog know, late last spring I spoke at a cool conference in England called How the Light Gets In, where I hung out with all kinds …

Oldest hominid footprints outside Africa found on Norfolk coast

The footprints of a small band of ancient humans walking along a muddy estuary in what is now Norfolk have been identified by palaeontologists as …

Paleontology