Politics economics and society
378 views | +0 today
Follow
Politics economics and society
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society
Curated by Ioannis
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

The next supermodel

The next supermodel | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
SMALLISH countries are often in the vanguard when it comes to reforming government. In the 1980s Britain was out in the lead, thanks to Thatcherism and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Gabe Newell on ‘Productivity, Economics, Political Institutions and the Future of Corporations’ - the video link

Gabe Newell on ‘Productivity, Economics, Political Institutions and the Future of Corporations’ - the video link | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
On 30th January, Gabe Newell gave a talk at the University of Texas, Austin, with the above title. Click here for an abstract and a description of the motivation behind the talk. The video of his t...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Should the E.U. Stick Together? - Room for Debate

Should the E.U. Stick Together? - Room for Debate | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Should the European Union continue as a monetary union, a political bloc, or neither?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Pictures: Inside the Lives of Albinos in Tanzania

Pictures: Inside the Lives of Albinos in Tanzania | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A genetic condition surrounded in myth puts the lives and limbs of albinos in Tanzania at stake.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

A cruel trade

A cruel trade | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Still looking THE Chinese new year, which this year falls on February 10th, is a time of family reunions. But Xiao Chaohua is preparing to spend his sixth new year...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

8 Other Nations that Send Women to Combat

8 Other Nations that Send Women to Combat | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
As the United States prepares to officially send women into combat, it is studying the experiences of foreign militaries. So how have they fared with women on the front lines?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Pentagon Set to Lift Ban on Women in Combat Roles

Pentagon Set to Lift Ban on Women in Combat Roles | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The groundbreaking decision overturns a 1994 Pentagon rule that restricts women from artillery, armor, infantry and other such combat roles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

‘No Glimmers of Hope’: Two Years After Egypt’s Revolution, an Economic Crisis Looms | TIME.com

‘No Glimmers of Hope’: Two Years After Egypt’s Revolution, an Economic Crisis Looms | TIME.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Ramadan Khalaf Amin, 24, a microbus driver who earns the equivalent of $4.50 a day, is one of the myriad faces of the Egyptian revolution the world does not know.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Polarised prospects

Polarised prospects | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget balancePrimary balanceGrowthLatest GDP change2012 GDP...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Hostages Dead in Bloody Climax to Siege in Algeria

Hostages Dead in Bloody Climax to Siege in Algeria | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Algerian Army conducted a last assault on a gas field that militants had seized, killing most of the kidnappers left, and raising the total of hostages dead to at least 23, Algerian officials said.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

The Eurozone and Greece: Is the Crisis over?

The Eurozone and Greece: Is the Crisis over? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A journalist from Chile’s El Mercurio just put two questions to me:  (1) Is the Eurozone safe? and (2) Is Greece stabilising? Here are my answers: 1)  Are the threats over the Eurozone’...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Time to celebrate?

Time to celebrate? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE squiggles on traders’ screens showing changes in the prices of government bonds are the closest thing that financial markets have to ECG machines for...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

German Economy Shrank in Fourth Quarter

German Economy Shrank in Fourth Quarter | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The decline was largely the result of sagging investment by German managers worried about the future of the euro zone.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ioannis from A New Society, a new education!
Scoop.it!

Noam Chomsky - Rightward Shift of US Politics

Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at MIT, and one of the nation's leading intellectual critics of the US political, corporate and national security apparatu...

Via Michael Charney, Coffee Party USA, juandoming
more...
Michael Charney's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:41 AM

For those of us who aren't interested in the Super Bowl (you know who you are!), here's an alternative way to spend an hour this evening....

Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Google Submits Proposal in Bid to Resolve E.U. Antitrust Case

Google Submits Proposal in Bid to Resolve E.U. Antitrust Case | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The company had until Thursday night to submit the proposals to end a three-year investigation focused on the dominance of its search service.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Egyptian Army Chief Warns of ‘Collapse of State’ Amid Chaos

Egyptian Army Chief Warns of ‘Collapse of State’ Amid Chaos | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The chief of staff, Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi, on Tuesday warned of dire consequences if the country’s political forces failed to reconcile, reflecting growing impatience from Egypt’s most powerful institution.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Happy talk

Happy talk | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WHEN a party thrown by McKinsey draws a 20-minute queue to join a sweaty crowd bumping and grinding like college students, you know Davos Man and Davos Woman are in...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Exxon Mobil Passes Apple to Become World's Most Valuable Company

Exxon Mobil Passes Apple to Become World's Most Valuable Company | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Apple lost its title as the most valuable company in the world on Friday. Apple's market cap plummeted below $420 billion on Friday after a disappointing earnings report earlier...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Edging From Europe, Britain Adds to Continent’s Unease

Edging From Europe, Britain Adds to Continent’s Unease | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain has added to Europe’s malaise, vowing to reduce entanglement with the European Union or allow people to decide whether to leave the bloc.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

50 Years After Landmark Treaty, Can France and Germany Save Europe? | TIME.com

50 Years After Landmark Treaty, Can France and Germany Save Europe? | TIME.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Ceremonies marking the 1963 Franco-German partnership pale in comparison to U.S. presidential inaugurations, but they mark an alliance credited with driving the E.U.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Looking better

Looking better | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WHEN Barack Obama was sworn in four years ago, the economic figures were terrifying. A financial crisis and a savage recession were in full swing, and house...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
SMALL, dark, cluttered places were important in the life of Aaron Swartz. His days were spent hunched in his bedroom over his MacBook Pro, his short-sighted eyes...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Dangerous shoals

Dangerous shoals | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
CHINA and Japan are sliding towards war. In the waters and skies around disputed islands, China is escalating actions designed to challenge decades of Japanese...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Report Details Sexual Abuse of Children by German Priests

Report Details Sexual Abuse of Children by German Priests | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The priests planned their assaults and often abused the same children repeatedly for years, according to a report, based on victim accounts and released by the Roman Catholic Church in Germany.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ioannis
Scoop.it!

Legalise drugs—except in sport

Legalise drugs—except in sport | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
DO NARCOTIC drugs cause harm? Classicists will recognise that the original Greek meant things that make you numb, which may or may not be harmful depending on...
more...
No comment yet.