Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, the promise of greater economic opportunity has been the most potent driver of urbanization. But many cities today are failing to deliver on that promise. Globally, labor forces are growing fast. Sub-Saharan Africa’s workforce grows by about eight million people per year. South Asia’s grows by one million…Read More PS. Explain This: The Urban Employment Challenge
Hello everyone, today I want to talk about monuments. Specifically, Confederate monuments in the United States; and I know I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but I feel like the discussion there isn’t really settled, and it’s also relevant beyond US borders. The first time I got wind of this debate…Read More Does the Left Want to Destroy History?
I used to love the Royal Family. I used to like the idea of Britain being a monarchy. And I don’t anymore. Over the last few years I’ve gotten steadily more left wing and I’ve changed my mind about a number of things, but strangely the Royal Family was one of the last things that…Read More Why Does Britain Still Have A Queen? | Philosophy Tube
so if they were to go back far enough into like say the Vikings or something right in the Viking lore you know that that would somehow support their views that they have now like they’re trying to turn their their whiteness into something that can be associated with their their ethnic heritage but so…Read More White Nationalism, Liberal Democracy, And The Historical Myths of Whiteness w/ Rhyd Wildermuth
HARI SREENIVASAN: In response to the recent events in Charlottesville, something interesting happened in Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday that could be a road map forward. A secessionist and a black nationalist came together to make sure the racial tensions in their town do not lead to what happened in Charlottesville. They agreed to what they’re…Read More A secessionist and a black nationalist pledge peaceful dialogue after Charlotteville
The modern age may feature many regions which make up Asia. The history of Middle East, South Asia and East Asia is what makes up the entire Asian history. The coastline fringe has witnessed some of the greatest civilizations of history. The region had both ethnic and historical consistency. The civilizations shared their cultures and…Read More Asian History Documentary
>>David M. Rubenstein: We’re going to have an interesting conversation today with Andrew Roberts who has written what I think many people would say, and I would say is the best one volume biography of Winston Churchill. How many people here admire Winston Churchill? Anybody? [ Cheering ]>>David M. Rubenstein: How many people think we…Read More Andrew Roberts: 2019 National Book Festival
So, from an end-user perspective there’s a lot of questions around the impact of either Bitcoin or blockchains. And if you look at the very best technologies they tend to sort of eventually fade seamlessly into the background. So for example, you’re using your phone every day, but you don’t necessarily understand how TCPIP is…Read More Cryptocurrency’s role in the future of money | Elad Gil
This is a response to G. McNamara, who writes and asks me, “Is religion the opium of the people? Is it a barrier to worker solidarity and cooperation?” You know, this question arises often, and it’s an important one. It has to do with how people influenced by the Marxian tradition look upon that famous…Read More AskProfWolff Is religion an opium of the people?