Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis

Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Once upon a time we lived in an economy of financial growth and prosperity. This was called the Great Moderation, the misguided belief by most economists, policymakers and central banks that we have transformed into a new world of never-ending growth and prosperity. This was seen by robust and

An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White

An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White

You know me. I am in your friendship circle hidden in plain sight. My clothes are still impeccable — bought in the good years when I was still making money. To look at me you would not know that my electricity was cut off last week for nonpayment, or that I meet the eligibility requirements

How we’ll earn money in a future without jobs | Martin Ford

How we’ll earn money in a future without jobs | Martin Ford

I’m gonna begin with a scary question are we headed toward a future without jobs the remarkable progress that we’re seeing in technologies like self-driving cars has led to an explosion of interest in this question but because it’s something that’s been asked so many times in the past maybe what we should really be

Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money?

Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money?

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast The global economic financial crisis has reignited public interest in something that’s actually one of the oldest questions in economics, dating back to at least before Adam Smith. And that is, why is it that countries with seemingly similar economies and institutions can display radically different savings behavior? Now,

The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

So why do we learn mathematics? Essentially, for three reasons: calculation, application, and last, and unfortunately least in terms of the time we give it, inspiration. Mathematics is the science of patterns, and we study it to learn how to think logically, critically and creatively, but too much of the mathematics that we learn in