Dinosaurs remain one of the most mysterious species ever found through fossils, as we study the history of our planet. When we explore our past we realize that it is immense. Billions of years separate us from the beginning of life, while millions of years separate us from the death of the dinosaur species. What happened then? Why did dinosaurs die? [Read more…] about Why did the dinosaurs die?
By now we know human civilization is impacting the earth’s climate. Most months of the past few years have set a record high. August 2016 was no different, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration. What can we do in keeping a habitable climate?
Stieglitz nails it in the review of 21st century economics from Thomas Piketty. Capitalism works, it’s the only economic system that funnels the human energy. We need success to be rewarded and failure to change. However, we are not born with equal access to education, resources. Capitalism needs to tactfully redistribute the cards, to create an even playing field. Financial markets and laws of gravity of business (economies of scale, network effects) are increasingly creating situations of Extremistan: the richest aren’t 10 times richer than the average worker. They are a thousand or a million times richer. [Read more…] about Democracy means inequality within reason