Making Sense of Ben Carson’s Rise in Politics – The Atlantic

Many Americans revere science and rationality even when they may personally reject its sway over their own decision-making. American culture, its system of values, and all its attendant rewards for…

Resurrecting Glass-Steagall – Project Syndicate

Finally, some observers – although relatively few at this point – argue that the biggest banks have greatly improved their control and compliance systems, and that the mismanagement of risk…

Defiant Portugal shatters the eurozone’s political complacency

Brussels faces a second anti-austerity revolt as the Portuguese Left tears up the script and demands the right to govern Read the full  post: Defiant Portugal shatters the eurozone’s political…

Acting out the drama of systems thinking

If we can pretend to create social value that can have a systemic effect, then we need to move beyond just understanding the causes of an issue — whether it be homelessness,…

Uber Drivers Threaten to Strike

“We always welcome feedback from driver-partners,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement. Read the full story here: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-uber-drivers-threaten-to-strike-20151016-story.html They’re “driver-partners,” because they collectively have a large equity position, and…

mainly macro: How television fails in its duty to inform

Take for example the clip where the Prime Minister lied about cuts to tax credits. There David Dimbleby asks him by saying “some people” have suggested tax credits would be…