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It Takes a Theory to Beat a Theory: The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis – Evonomics

"After 2008, the wisdom of financial advisers and academics alike seemed naive and inadequate. So many millions of people had faithfully invested in the efficient, rational market: what happened to it? And nowhere did the financial crisis wound one’s professional... Seguir leyendo →

Time may be fuzzy. If so, the idea of causality may be in trouble

"THE thing about Gedankenexperimente—or thought experiments, for those who find Albert Einstein’s native tongue too twisting—is that you never know where they might lead. For Einstein, they led to the theory of relativity. For James Clerk Maxwell, they conjured an imaginary... Seguir leyendo →

El capitalismo no nos lleva donde queremos ir. Es hora de cambiar las preguntas

Los seres humanos somos animales de grandes potenciales y capacidades. Si ponemos nuestros esfuerzos seriamente dirigidos a la consecución de una meta, son muchos los casos en los que conseguimos la meta (casos de avance médicos y tecnológicos, por ejemplo)...... Seguir leyendo →

¿Por qué no hay euforia en Colombia con la entrega de armas de las FARC? – BBC Mundo

"Pocos imaginaban apenas años atrás que esto podía ocurrir, las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) han sido parte de la geografía de la violencia en Colombia por más de medio siglo. Pero está ocurriendo. Este martes se llevará a... Seguir leyendo →

¿Estamos preparados para apostar por la paz? | ELESPECTADOR.COM

"En la semana que comienza ocurrirá un evento impensable hace apenas unos años. Después de varias décadas de horror, desplazamientos, secuestros, y de impregnar el imaginario (y las pesadillas) de múltiples generaciones de colombianos, las Farc quedarán oficialmente desarmadas y desaparecerán... Seguir leyendo →

Chomsky & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue (OFFICIAL) – (Part 1/2) – YouTube

Smith’s word | The Economist Blog

"ADAM SMITH is known as the father of economics. Most people think of him as the archetypal free-marketeer. But Smith is often misquoted. This post will give a few examples of how people have misinterpreted Smith’s ideas—and show what he... Seguir leyendo →

The Future of Work, Robotization, and Capitalism’s Ability to Generate Useless Jobs – Evonomics

"A great deal has been written in recent years about the perils of automation. With predicted mass unemployment, declining wages, and increasing inequality, clearly we should all be afraid. By now it’s no longer just the Silicon Valley trend watchers... Seguir leyendo →

Bagehot: Labour is right—Karl Marx has a lot to teach today’s politicians | The Economist

"AN UNOFFICIAL rule of British elections holds that you don’t mention big thinkers. On May 7th John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, broke this rule by mentioning not just any old big thinker but Karl Marx. “I believe there’s a lot... Seguir leyendo →

Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data | The Economist

"A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that... Seguir leyendo →

El Significado de E=mc² – YouTube

Seven Ways to Transform 21st-Century Economics — and Economists – Evonomics

"No one can deny it: economics matters. Its theories are the mother tongue of public policy, the rationale for multi-billion-dollar investments, and the tools used to tackle global poverty and manage our planetary home. Pity then that its fundamental ideas... Seguir leyendo →

La fabrique des débats publics, par Pierre Bourdieu (Le Monde diplomatique, janvier 2012)

"Un homme officiel est un ventriloque qui parle au nom de l’Etat : il prend une posture officielle — il faudrait décrire la mise en scène de l’officiel —, il parle en faveur et à la place du groupe auquel il s’adresse, il... Seguir leyendo →

End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries? | New Scientist

"Try, for a moment, to envisage a world without countries. Imagine a map not divided into neat, coloured patches, each with clear borders, governments, laws. Try to describe anything our society does – trade, travel, science, sport, maintaining peace and... Seguir leyendo →

A Better Approach to Statebuilding | Foreign Affairs

"In February 2010, the United States and its allies launched the largest offensive in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban regime. Its primary goal was to help the struggling Afghan government gain control over Marjah, a remote Taliban stronghold... Seguir leyendo →

Why Ayn Rand Was Wrong about Altruism, Selfishness, Evolution, and Human Nature – Evonomics

"“Every political philosophy has to begin with a theory of human nature,” wrote Harvard evolutionary biologist Richard Lewontin in his book Biology as Ideology. Thomas Hobbes, for example, believed that humans in a “state of nature,” or what today we... Seguir leyendo →

Por qué el matemático británico Marcus du Sautoy se apasionó con los enigmas en la obra del escritor argentino Jorge Luis Borges – BBC Mundo

""El universo (que otros llaman la Biblioteca) se compone de un número indefinido, y tal vez infinito, de galerías hexagonales…". En el cuento "La Biblioteca de Babel", el escritor argentino Jorge Luis Borges imagina un bibliotecario que investiga la forma... Seguir leyendo →

Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers – Evonomics

"Thick fog envelops City Hall Park at daybreak on February 2, 1968. Seven thousand New York City sanitation workers stand crowded together, their mood rebellious. Union spokesman John DeLury addresses the multitude from the roof of a truck. When he... Seguir leyendo →

Elites Want More Competition for Everyone Except Themselves – Evonomics

"The spectacular economic rise of the top 1 percent is now common knowledge, thanks in large part to the work of Thomas Piketty and his collaborators. The top 1 percent of U.S. residents now earn 21 percent of total national... Seguir leyendo →

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Politics | The Guardian

"In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years, divergent levels of trust in statistics has become one of... Seguir leyendo →

Les martyrs de Chicago – Aux origines du 1er Mai – Confédération nationale du travail | CNT-F 

"Le 1er mai 1886, la pression syndicale permet à environ 200 000 travailleurs américains d’obtenir la journée de huit heures. Mais d’autres, moins chanceux, au nombre d’environ 340 000, doivent faire grève pour forcer leur employeur à céder. Le 3... Seguir leyendo →

Murray Bookchin’s New Life | Jacobin

"Murray Bookchin spent fifty years articulating a new emancipatory project, one that would place ecology and the creative human subject at the center of a new vision of socialism. Here is a thinker, who in the early sixties, declared climate... Seguir leyendo →

Reddit Asks The Question: What is a Scientific Fact That You Know is True But Still Blows Your Mind

"Over the weekend, thousands of people around the world marched for science. As per the BBC: Thousands of scientists have taken part in demonstrations around the world in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts.The... Seguir leyendo →

Why scientists are fighting back. We’ve had enough of Trump’s war on facts | Kenneth Kimmell | Opinion | The Guardian

"Next Saturday, in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of rallies around the world, scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history. The March for Science, an idea hatched by... Seguir leyendo →

La lucha por Memoria, Verdad y Legitimidad

"Tres palabras protagonistas en el curso de los próximos años en Colombia. El sector Defensa del Estado viene realizando algunos ajustes institucionales en la disputa por la legitimidad, especialmente desde que la declaró el centro de gravedad de la guerra.... Seguir leyendo →

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