Tag Archives: society

Facebook & Co.: How to Stop Surveillance Capitalism

Facebook, Google & Co. are the new quasi-royal sovereigns. Their algorithmic de-facto laws do not require the approval of any of our parliaments.

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Mapping Social Cohesion in Asia

How does cohesion develop in Asian societies? And which factors determine its strength?

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Has China Got It All Figured Out?

It’s not at all clear that China’s Communist Party has found a better model of governance. Faster? Yes. Better? That depends what price you’re willing to pay.

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The Harsh Realism of Adam Smith

Adam Smith was no blind worshipper of the market economy. He pointed to many of the deformations of human behavior that we still deplore today.

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Liquid Capitalism: Making Sense of Davos

Living under the modern conditions of “liquidity,” humans know that everything can happen—yet nothing can be done with confidence and certainty.

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Message to BJP: Include the Poor and Elderly

To move India forward, Narendra Modi and his BJP must follow a new script – protecting the poor and more accountability.

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The New York Times and the Looting of America

Amidst a reactionary revolution without precedent, the Democrats and the mainstream media only exhibit cluelessness, if not complicity.

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Google and the Birth of a Digital God?

A question that not only science fiction lovers should ask is: What future do we want to live in?

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Dining Alone in a Hyper-Competitive World

What can solo dining tell us about the way of life we lead?

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Deconstructing Globalization

The anthropological dimension of why we blame “globalization” for our own, very human lack of proper action and understanding.

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