Economics, Science

Recent Read: “The Rise of Knowledge Economics”

The “Knowledge Economy” is a term we hear constantly, but it’s interesting that so little actual economics work has been done to date in this field. One person who is focused on this topic is Cesar Hidalgo who leads MIT’s Collective Learning Group. He recently wrote a blog post for Scientific American (The Rise of Knowledge Economics), […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Jan 19, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class Even a columnist for The Economist, an organ of the British elite, now professes dismay over “Oxford chums” who coast […]

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Economics

The Reconn Reader: Jan 11, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics Nicolás Maduro digs in for another six-year term But the main threat to Mr Maduro comes from “inside chavismo”, says Mr León. Until now, loot from oil production, […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Dec 28, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics Highlighted in Yellow The historian Anaïs Albert has shown that in the “Belle Époque” (1871–1914), the women of the popular classes were pivotal in the mobilization against high […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 14 December, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics ‘Chaos is complete’: what the European papers say about Brexit In Spain, El País editorial writer Iñaki Gabilondo said Britain was now “in the quagmire” after a referendum “that has […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Dec 7, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics The Rise of Islamic Soft Power Although Islam has always been present in the region’s politics, its importance has grown in recent years—thanks not only to the convulsions of the […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 30 Nov, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics A Billionaire Backer and the Murky Finances of the AfD The AfD, Weidel insisted, had “not tried to cover anything up,” adding that careful records had been kept about all […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Nov 23, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics The Land That Failed to Fail The world thought it could change China, and in many ways it has. But China’s success has been so spectacular that it has just […]

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Economics

The Reconn Reader: Nov 18, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual In markets with high corruption risk, front-line employees have little incentive to refuse a proposed kickback if it means failing to make their quota […]

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