Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Pierre Bourdieu: La esencia del Neoliberalismo

El mundo económico ¿es realmente, como pretende la teoría dominante, un orden puro y perfecto, que desarrolla de manera implacable la lógica de sus consecuencias previsibles, y dispuesto a reprimir todas las transgresiones con las sanciones que inflige, bien de … Continue reading

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Of politics and crowds: A conversation with Susan Buck-Morss

This interview with Susan Buck-Morss took place at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center on May 12 2015. Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy at the Graduate Center and has been a towering figure in continental … Continue reading

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Hayek versus Polanyi: Global society as markets, all the way across?

The workshop “Geographies of Markets”—hosted over three days in mid-June 2017 by the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy at Concordia University, Montréal—gave scholars from a wide range of countries and disciplines an opportunity to assess the continued relevance of … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Criticize Karl Polanyi

Once a relatively obscure Hungarian academic, Karl Polanyi has posthumously become one of the central figures in debates about globalization. This recent interest in his thought has occasioned an unsympathetic treatment by Jeremy Adelman in the Boston Review. Adelman, a … Continue reading

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Karl Polanyi: El pensador más peligroso de la izquierda

La timidez política de la izquierda ha revalorizado la figura de Karl Polanyi, autor de ‘La gran transformación’, un ensayo clásico que desborda los límites del debate económico actual. Los pensadores de la izquierda global, en gran parte, han vivido … Continue reading

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Neoliberalismo, autoritarismo y el auge de la extrema derecha

Fuerzas ultraderechistas aprovechan la desigualdad y el descontento social que han desgastado a los partidos tradicionales y esgrimen la necesidad de imponer seguridad Resulta ya evidente que el crecimiento de la desigualdad en el mundo desarrollado a partir de los … Continue reading

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Human Agency and Behavioral Economics

This Palgrave Pivot offers comprehensive evidence about what people actually think of “nudge” policies designed to steer decision makers’ choices in positive directions. The data reveal that people in diverse nations generally favor nudges by strong majorities, with a preference … Continue reading

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Handbook of Behavioural Economics and Smart Decision-Making

This Handbook is a unique and original contribution of over thirty chapters on behavioural economics, examining and addressing an important stream of research where the starting assumption is that decision-makers are for the most part relatively smart or rational. This … Continue reading

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How much did Plato know about behavioural economics and cognitive biases?

But the richest precedent for behavioural economics is in the works of ancient Greek philosophers. Almost 2,500 years before the current vogue for behavioural economics, Plato was identifying and seeking to understand the predictable irrationalities of the human mind. He … Continue reading

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The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves

Our popular economic wisdom says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies, right? Well, if you ever suspected that the logic is full of shit, then I’d recommend checking a book called The Invention of Capitalism, written by an economic … Continue reading

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