Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The unavoidable dystopian future

Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities from The Intercept on Vimeo.

"The video, used by the Joint Special Operations University, states that megacities will be breeding grounds for `adversaries and hybrid threats,` and that the U.S. Army is unprepared."


Maybe it is time for another vision:

"Students are increasingly looking beyond academic curricula, which continue to present a single perspective on economics. While the internet abounds with valuable learning materials, they remain scattered. Exploring Economics aims to consolidate these materials on a central online platform."

"Within the debate on pluralism in economics, a number of ‘heterodox’ schools of thought are discussed as neglected or emerging alternatives to mainstream economics. However, comparisons between these schools - for example in terms of their assumptions, topics of inquiry, and strengths and weaknesses - are often absent or ad hoc. We therefore aim to systematise the diversity of economic approaches."

"Exploring Economics aims to enrich economic teaching as well as to promote self-criticism, reflection and openness within economics."

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