For decades, English has dominated the world’s languages. Around the turn of the millennium, about a quarter of the world’s population could communicate in English to some degree. But with changing world demographics and globalization, the languages we all use are sure to change in form and popularity. So we wanted to know, what is…Read More What Is The Future Of Language?
Welcome friends to another edition of Economic Update, the weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives—jobs, incomes, debts—those of our children, our own and those looming down the road. I’m your host Richard Wolf. I’ve been a professor of economics all my adult life. And I put these updates together to give…Read More Economic Update: A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism
Prof. Boudreaux: Everyday as a consumer you interact with and perform minor miracles and yet you probably don’t recognize them as such. If you think about them at all, you might consider them as nuisances or as obstacles. But while they’re largely unappreciated, these small things actually make our modern lives possible. What am I…Read More Everything Has its Price (And That’s A Good Thing) | Learn Liberty
Happy Canada day! Or is it? Why are we still celebrating such things while experiencing so much advancement in society that we actually have a Prime Minister arguing that Canada is one of the first post national states? An idea can escape! Ideas are bulletproof! *chimes* Hello everyone, welcome back to A Life Learned! My…Read More Why Nationalism? Canada’s 150th Celebration Reconsidered | ALifeLearned
I don’t believe literature as such can open doors. I believe that literary reading is something that needs to be taught. And I believe that in the past, in different kinds of polities, cultural instruction of this sort perhaps was given not necessarily only through the university. But today, if it is taught as such,…Read More Gayatri Spivak on An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization
Our economies are more integrated than ever before. But politics is driving countries apart. Nationalism is rising. Cooperation among nations is waning. Global leadership is lacking. And trade wars are growing more common. This is a world that is less able to respond effectively to macroeconomic crises environmental disasters health emergencies or even armed conflict.…Read More Future Risks: Geopolitical recession
AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. NERMEEN SHAIKH: We spend the rest of the hour with the legendary, award-winning author Arundhati Roy. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel The God of Small Things. In 2017, 20 years after the…Read More Arundhati Roy’s Latest Novel Takes on Fascism, Rising Hindu Nationalism in India & Abuses in Kashmir
– I think the world is much more interconnected and much more mobile. And in my view also, nationalism is in a way a response to that. The world is very mobile. It’s too mobile perhaps, too non-secure. And nationalism brings back the security, okay. At the end of the day, we all have to…Read More What does nationalism look like in today’s global world?
Dee Smith: So Raoul, it’s great to see you again. Raoul Pal: It’s great to see you. DS: Well, here in New York in your wonderful new offices. RP: In the new studio. DS: Absolutely. It’s great so really looking forward to talking about a few things that we’ve talked about in the past and…Read More Modern Manipulation: How Tech Companies Are Using Behavioral Economics (w/ Raoul Pal and Dee Smith)
In 2017, Donald Trump took office in the United States, President Erdogan consolidated his power in Turkey, and 60,000 people marched in the streets of Poland calling for a ‘White Europe.’ We wanted to explore what, if anything, these things have in common. What we’re seeing is a wave of nationalism, what some are calling…Read More The Rise of Nationalism in 2017 | NowThis World