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Is Marx still worth reading? – LMU Munich

"The first volume of Marx’s Das Kapital appeared 150 years ago this year. It is regarded as one of the most significant books of all the books pblished during the 19th century, and is listed on UNESCO’s World Documentary Heritage... Seguir leyendo →


How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone – LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

"While the potential of wind and solar energy is more than sufficient to supply the electricity demand of industrial societies, these resources are only available intermittently. To ensure that supply always meets demand, a renewable power grid needs an oversized... Seguir leyendo →

Mainstream Economics Has Become a Celebration of the Wealthy Rentier Class – Evonomics

"To paraphrase Mark Twain, everyone complains about inequality, but nobody does anything about it. What they do is to use “inequality” as a takeoff point to project their own views on how to make society more prosperous and at the... Seguir leyendo →

Así piensan los jóvenes que ‘votan por el que diga Uribe’ | Pacifista

"“No es fácil ser uribista”, me dice Sahand Abassi, un paisa de 18 años que hoy se despertó antes de las 5: 30 am—Uribe style—para decorar el puesto del Centro Democrático en una feria de juventudes políticas en la Universidad Pontificia... Seguir leyendo →

Lucifer: Demystified – The Occult University Library

" "Lucifer" in Isaiah 14:12 presents a minor problem to mainstream Christianity. It becomes a much larger problem to Bible literalists. LUCIFER IS NOT SATAN! Lucifer makes its appearance in the fourteenth chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, at... Seguir leyendo →

BBC Genius Of The Modern World Episode 1:Marx – YouTube

Hells Angel (Mother Teresa) – Christopher Hitchens – YouTube

How Norway Proves Laissez-faire Economics Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Toxic. – Evonomics

"Life consists of units within units. In the biological world, we have genes, individuals, groups, species, and ecosystems – all nested within the biosphere. In the human world, we have genes, individuals, families, villages and cities, provinces, and nations –... Seguir leyendo →

Edgardo Lander: Ante la crisis de Venezuela la izquierda carece de crítica | Red Filosófica del Uruguay

"Edgardo Lander no es sólo un académico, profesor titular de la Universidad Central de Venezuela e investigador asociado del Transnational Institute. Es una persona vinculada desde hace años a los movimientos sociales y a la izquierda en su país. Desde... Seguir leyendo →

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history? | Inequality | The Guardian

"Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a... Seguir leyendo →

To My Fellow Plutocrats: You Can Cure Trumpism – POLITICO Magazine

"Since Election Day, I’ve been overwhelmed by anguished calls, emails and conversations from you, my wealthy friends, who, for the first time, are confronting the real possibility that our cozy utopian, urban, pluralistic lifestyles may be in peril. I share... Seguir leyendo →

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 →

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