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A Billionaire Mathematician’s Life of Ferocious Curiosity

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The billionaire mathematician James H. Simons has led a life of ferocious curiosity.
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“I wasn’t the fastest guy in the world,” Dr. Simons said of his youthful math enthusiasms. “I wouldn’t have done well in an Olympiad or a math contest. But I like to ponder. And pondering things, just sort of thinking about it and thinking about it, turns out to be a pretty good approach.”

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Teaching creative computer science: Simon Peyton Jones at TEDxExeter - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Simon Peyton Jones wants children not just to consume technology, b...
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Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas

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The state’s economy is in terrible shape after huge income-tax cuts — another case of big money selling bad ideas.
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Policy Challenges for the Next 50 Years - Papers - OECD iLibrary

This paper identifies and analyses some key challenges that OECD and partner economies may
face over the coming 50 years if underlying global trends relating t
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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/07/capitalism-rich-poor-2060-populations-technology-human-rights-inequality

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