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When the mediocre take over power

Mediocracy leads everyone to subordinate any type of deliberation to arbitrary models promoted by instances of authority. Put aside those complicated volumes: accounting manuals will be more useful. Do not be proud, do not be witty or show signs of ease: it may seem arrogant. Don’t be so passionate: people are scared. And, most importantly, avoid “good ideas”: many of them end up in the crusher. That penetrating look ...Read full article...

The Facebook Dossier: Accept our Conditions or Else

A new report gathers Facebook’s threats to its competition. If they did not accept their conditions, Facebook would copy their services and make it impossible for them to compete. This type of behavior does not come as a surprise. Facebook is a company that does not act cleanly, neither with its customers nor its competitors. In recent years, scandals, appearances of its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, investigations and ...Read full article...

The new religion of climate change is worth $26 billion

Climate Change alarmism is nothing but a struggle among rich people to secure the new golden goose. It’s all about the Benjamins. Lise Kingo, CEO of the UN Global Compact, a business initiative for sustainable development, called on entrepreneurs yesterday to become activists. He said it in an event parallel to the climate summit. About 90% of large companies that make up this initiative understand that sustainable development is ...Read full article...

Contagion during Financial Crises increases in emerging economies

The chances of contagion between countries are high. In addition, after the crisis of 2007-2009, there has been no progress in the ability to control financial shocks. Speculation continues to run rampant and indebtedness continues to grow as a percentage of GDP. Trade skirmishes, the deceleration of economies and the evolution of the interest rate curve are focusing our attention. Financial stability conditions, however, have gone to the background, ...Read full article...

Eco-Anxiety: Apocalypse is just around the corner

In the new environmental religion, where using plastic and eating beef are high sins, followers turn into self-punishing slaves. Buying a bottle of water is punishable with public shaming, and feeding yourself with animal protein is seen as an environmental outrage. “People need to decrease beef consumption by 60%”, say some ‘experts’, while other more radical ones call for the complete eradication of the meat industry. Although energy consumption ...Read full article...

Where did the real intellectuals go?

Real intellectuals on mainstream media suffered the same luck as real social democracy: they simply disappeared. The end of the real intellectual class has been clucking for about 40 years and no real intellectual seems to be willing to stand up and show his or her head. In spite of everything, the term survives, but devoid of the aura that used to accompany it. Mainstream media do with the name ...Read full article...

O que há nas mudanças climáticas que políticos, a mídia e os alarmistas querem que mudemos as nossas vidas radicalmente?

O secretário-geral da ONU, António Guterres, sabe que o público pode ser facilmente manipulado e que os políticos do mundo em desenvolvimento e dos países pobres irão ceder à agenda globalista para tornar a ONU uma superpotência global. Sua intenção certamente não é uma preocupação consciente de melhorar nossas vidas. Não é para tornar o planeta um lugar melhor para se viver, e certamente não é para salvar todos ...Read full article...

Your smartphone generates a brutal volume of data that makes surveillance possible

Today, everyone is on the list, no matter how innocent. Systems of mass surveillance strive to record all people, in all places, at all times. The question is no longer “Am I on the list?,” it is “What’s my rank on the list?”   – Edward Snowden It is not the message you send, but to whom you send it, from where and with whom you are at that ...Read full article...

Digital Life: Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? It is not so simple

By openly exposing yourself you are also exposing others around you. You have endless things to hide and endless things to fear, and the fact that you don’t go around publishing your passwords or distributing copies of your house keys is proof of that. That doesn’t convince you? There’s still more. Privacy matters because the lack of it gives others power over you.  From this point of view, the ...Read full article...

United Nations Secretary-General​ counts on useful idiots to push Climate Change Agenda

António Guterres knows that the public can be easily manipulated and that politicians in the developing world and poor nations will cave in to the globalist agenda to make the UN a global superpower. What is it about climate change that politicians, mainstream media and environmental alarmists want all of us to change the way we live so radically? Their intention is certainly not a conscious concern about improving ...Read full article...

Abundance degenerates into excess, dissatisfaction causes waste

The powerful flow of chemical science from the nineteenth century spilled into the twentieth century and produced amazing transformations in the lives of humans. The science of computing that emerged in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century had its own disruptive effects in the world, to the point we normalize the talk of having a digital life. A technological expression of this expansive chemical science has been plastics. Its ...Read full article...

Is the Digital Revolution a failure?

Would you consider it a success if while cooking lunch for your family you burned half of the food? Would your personal life be successful if while trying to end a fight between your children you make them more hostile to each other? Would it be a success for you if a discovery of yours endangered your neighbors and friends? What good is innovation or growth if it does ...Read full article...

Do we need a new Social Contract?

The existing social contract is an implicit agreement that has been widely accepted, though not often fulfilled, for centuries and among the members of societies to cooperate for social benefits. The social contract includes the sacrifice of some individual freedoms in exchange for State protection. The agreement entails that all individuals in society are subjects of the State with the sole intention to collectively enforce social arrangements. Theories of ...Read full article...

5G makes users victims of hackers, spies, corporate and government control

Technology companies announce the advent of the “next big thing” that will change everything. With its arrival, they promise that new doors to worlds of augmented and virtual reality will finally open. But we must bear in mind the other side of 5G: in a hyperconnected planet, the chances of us being hacked, spied on and controlled by companies and governments will multiply. The enthusiasm for the advent of ...Read full article...

Is the human brain the key to understanding human nature?

The hallmark of human evolution is the explosive growth of the frontal cortex. No one denies that understanding the brain is one of the two or three major challenges of science. Although research has been intense, bright and abundant, scientists, at least publicly, have not found the key to dissecting it. We know today that the key to our mind is the connectivity between neurons, the geometry of its ...Read full article...