Author Archives: Francesc Rodríguez Tous

On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder

Post-truth is pre-fascism (Timothy Snyder) Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty (Wendell Phillips) Timothy Snyder is a Professor of History at Yale and, in 2017, he published On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. The timing of the … Continue reading

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Universal Basic Income

Andrew Yang is a Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election that has a key policy proposal: a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 a month for every American. I have not precisely been a supporter of this kind of … Continue reading

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Extreme Ownership, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

I was attracted by the notion of extreme ownership because of the tendency of human beings, and me in particular, of blaming bad luck when things do not go our way. I have always been wary about these thoughts. Things … Continue reading

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6th Emerging scholars conference – more papers

Continuing my brief summaries of some of the papers presented in the December’18 Emerging scholars conference (see the first one), I bring a paper on how capital regulation affects the repo market by Antonis Kotidis and Neeltje van Horen. I … Continue reading

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Rationally Speaking with Julia Galef

I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit (Julia Galef) Rationally Speaking is the podcast of New York City Skeptics and is hosted by Julia Galef, a writer and speaker on matters about … Continue reading

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The Four Horsemen

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed the world. There is little doubt about it. Apart from the two wars that followed, and the huge impact on security and international politics, it brought the attention of religious fundamentalism in the Western … Continue reading

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Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris

After reading The End of Faith and The Moral Landscape, and listening to many of his podcasts and debates, I anticipated that Sam Harris‘s Letter to a Christian Nation would not add much more to my atheist arguments. And I … Continue reading

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