Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gordon Brown: The World Is Drifting – Gordon Brown: El mundo está a la deriva

Opinion: (Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom): “Politics trumped sensible economics in the United States this summer, when Congress and President Barack Obama could not agree on taxes, entitlements, deficits, or an investment stimulus. “As a result, few people today … Continue reading

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Has Western Capitalism Failed? Part 3

Image via Wikipedia Opinion: (Tim Jackson, professor, director of research project Resolve, author of Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet):“Every society clings to a myth by which it lives. “Ours is the myth of economic growth. For the last … Continue reading

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Has Western Capitalism Failed? Part 2 – ¿Fracasó el capitalismo occidental? Parte 2

Opinion: (Lord Desai, Member of the House of Lords, emeritus professor at the London School of Economics):“Capitalism is alive and well, but not in the Western countries – it has migrated eastwards. “Russian capitalism is somewhat old and in need … Continue reading

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Has Western Capitalism Failed? Part 1 – ¿Fracasó el capitalismo occidental? Parte 1

Opinion: (Angel Gurria, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)): “[Has Western capitalism failed?] My answer to this question would be no. But I also wonder whether capitalism should be answering to the prosecution. “We failed as regulators, we … Continue reading

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European Banks Refuse To Lend To Each Other – Los bancos europeos se niegan a prestarse unos a otros

In the News (From The Financial Times): “Strains in the eurozone short-term lending markets have jumped sharply this week amid worries that the sovereign debt crisis will deepen, threatening the ability of banks to fund themselves. “Nick Matthews, senior European economist at … Continue reading

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The World Expects Shortage Of Work Places – El mundo espera escasez de puestos de trabajo

In the News (From english.pravda.ru): “The experts of the International Labor Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predict that next year a number of developed and developing countries will face mass unemployment and ‘catastrophic shortage’ of jobs. In the … Continue reading

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Nicholas Christakis: The Hidden Influence Of Social Networks – La Influencia Oculta de Las Redes Sociales

Nickolas Christakis MD, PhD, MPH is an internist and social scientist at Harvard University specializing in health and social networks. In 2009 Time Magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is the author of Connected: The … Continue reading

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Become Smarter From A Flick To The Nose – Ser más inteligentes con solo mover la nariz

Question: Instead of looking for the underlying reasons for what is happening, people prefer to take to the streets and make demands of the authorities. How can we convey the need for radical changes in society and within man? Answer: You and … Continue reading

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Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Joint effort by Google and Israel Museum brings documents online. The scrolls discovered in the vicinity of Qumran have all been ascribed to the Hellenistic-Roman Period, from the third century BCE to the first century CE. Various dating methods were … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs

“We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren’t … Continue reading

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