It's A New World

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Liquid Modernity

I’ve been following a lot of sociologists lately. ‘How can we best make sense of the moment we’re in?’, is the question I’m asking right now, and the whole field

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The radical remaking of economics

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust) I’ve been reflecting on these words, which Marcel Proust wrote in his

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Let Social Media Run Amok

Last week, executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared together before the U.S. Congress. Senators grilled them about Russia’s ongoing use of their social media platforms to influence U.S. public

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Does Democracy Still Work?

As you know, I like to talk about our collective need to “make new maps” to better navigate this age we live. Another way to think about this same need

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Questing for Economic Utopia (Part 2)

Society does not serve the economy. The economy serves society. That seems obvious, and yet core to redrawing the maps that guide us toward “prosperity”. The first Renaissance proved powerfully

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