Daily Archives: June 29, 2012

VIDEO: Τάκης Φωτόπουλος – Εφ’ όλης της ύλης συνέντευξη – Ιουνης 2012

Τάκης Φωτόπουλος – Εφ’ όλης της ύλης συνέντευξη – YouTube.

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world – physics-math – 19 October 2011 – New Scientist

AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

via Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world – physics-math – 19 October 2011 – New Scientist.

Poor little rich minds: The price of wealth – science-in-society – 26 April 2012 – New Scientist

Dacher Keltner at the University of California, Berkeley, has pioneered much of the recent work. He first started to contemplate the link between wealth and empathy after being struck by what he calls “the profound self-interest and social disconnect” shown by Wall Street bankers, while at the same time recalling the generosity of his neighbours growing up in a poor area. Someone going through tough times, he reasoned, needs the help of others to see them through and so becomes more sensitive to the feelings of those around them. For example, if you have less income you may have to rely on friends and neighbours for childcare or travel, and as a result will develop more effective social skills. “If you don’t have resources and education, you adapt to the environment – which is more threatening – by turning to other people,” says Keltner. “You just have to lean on people.” Those with more money, in contrast, can afford to pay less attention to others, which could explain why your well-paid boss is so unsympathetic.

via Poor little rich minds: The price of wealth – science-in-society – 26 April 2012 – New Scientist.