Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Mar 9, 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. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Worryingly Troubled Organisation: why the WTO is in serious peril The grim prospects of what trading with the EU on WTO terms alone […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

Reconn Reader: Mar 1, 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. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Will Maduro’s Supporters Abandon Him? Most other officials disagreed with this assessment and blamed the opposition for its own failures. Not even the […]

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Economics, Society

Millenial Socialism Is Here

Last year, I wrote a post in which I noted some of the early observations that Millennials were increasingly tuning into socialist rhetoric and ideas. The blame for this phenomenon lies squarely with modern capitalism, I noted, and we should expect this trend to continue: “capitalists, and I count myself among them, need to get […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Feb 15, 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. -Carlos   World & Politics Four decades after its revolution, Iran is still stuck in the past Yet the regime acts as if the revolution were only yesterday. The judiciary recently banned walking […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Feb 8, 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 Italian Government’s Latest Sport? Bashing France A popular myth has resurfaced on Twitter in these fractious daysabout how both haute cuisine and humble utensils were introduced to […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 1 Feb, 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 A new initiative aims to modernise global trading rules An agreement could include regulations covering spam emails or rules helping digital purchases zip through customs. It could reach […]

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Society, Technology

The Evolution of AI: Three Big Shifts

Karen Hao writes MIT’s “The Algorithm” newsletter, and in the latest edition she has some very interesting results of an analysis she completed of 16,625 AI research papers from the website arXiv. In her analysis she finds three major trends: “a shift toward machine learning during the late 1990s and early 2000s, a rise in […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Jan 25, 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 William Boyd on Brexit : « What I am currently experiencing is something close to shame » History will not be kind to David Cameron, the ex-prime-minister, now nowhere to […]

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Politics, Society

Recent Read: The Horrible Fantasy of Brexit

Don’t miss Scottish author William Boyd’s scathing remorse on the futility of Brexit in Le Monde. Some highlights below.   The Brexit problem, however, is an old one and goes back many decades. It’s to do with a particular cast of mind, a pervasive fantasy of England and the English (rather than Britain and the […]

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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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