Most Europeans enjoy what I would call a sweetened capitalism, a combination of capitalism an economic system based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit” and a welfare state in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the social and economic well-being of […]

TED: Jason Shen

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDResidency in New York, New York, in November 2017. The TED Residency program is an incubator for breakthrough ideas. It is free and open to all via a semiannual competitive application. Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied […]

the new normal

Can you believe that I still hear people sometimes referring to the crisis in the present tense? Yes, they mean the Global Financial Crisis that swept the economies of the developed countries in 2007-08. That crisis. While it is true that what started with Lehman Brothers in the US in September 2007 did not resonate in other […]

real-life skills

In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a few days ago I couldn’t help but wonder what it is that we send our youngsters to school for. The most common answer would be to get an education, but in that respect I tend to agree with Albert […]

TED: Stuart Duncan

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDxYorkUSalon that took place on April 22 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) under the general title of Autism innovations. The internet can be an ugly place, but you won’t find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan’s Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft […]