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  • jonathan shared from Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
    with what matters did God occupy Himself in all the infinite aeons before the Creation?
    Note: sobre dios
  • jonathan shared from Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
    He wondered often how he would ever recognize the first chill, flush, twinge, ache, belch, sneeze, stain, lethargy, vocal slip, loss of balance or lapse of memory that would signal the inevitable beginning of the inevitable end.
  • jonathan shared from One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth by Dani Rodrik
    Instead of asking what kind of multilateral trading system maximizes foreign trade and investment opportunities, we would ask what kind of multilateral system best enables nations around the world to pursue their own values and developmental objectives.
  • jonathan shared from Making Globalization Work by Joseph E. Stiglitz
    average European cow gets a subsidy of $2 a day (the World Bank measure of poverty); more than half of the people in the developing world live on less than that. It appears that it is better to be a cow in Europe than to be a poor person in a developing country.
    Note: desigualdades globales
  • jonathan shared from Making Globalization Work by Joseph E. Stiglitz
    It is easy for those in the advanced industrial countries to seize the opportunities that the opening up of markets in the developing countries affords—and they do so quickly. But there are many impediments facing those in the developing world. There is often a lack of infrastructure to bring their goods to market, and it may take years for the goods they produce to meet the standards demanded by the advanced industrial countries.
    Note: sobre TLCs
  • jonathan shared from Making Globalization Work by Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Globalization should not mean the Americanization of either economic policy or culture, but often it does—and that has caused resentment.
    Note: globalizacion
  • jonathan shared from Making Globalization Work by Joseph E. Stiglitz
    those who are concerned about inequality see much of it as arising out of luck—the luck of being born with good genes or with rich parents (the “sperm lottery”), 6 or the luck of buying a piece of real estate in the right place at the right time (just before oil is struck, or before a local real estate bubble develops).7 Those who are less concerned feel that wealth is a reward for hard work. In this view, redistribution of income not only takes away incentives for work and savings but is almost immoral, for it deprives individuals of their just rewards.
    Note: Stiglitz sobre desigualdad
  • jonathan shared from a Personal Document
    In this age of short, fast information, people read one article and think that they then are fully informed on an issue.
    Note: y los que leen dos columas se creen expertos...
  • jonathan shared from a Personal Document
    Because the light from remote galaxies set out towards us billions of years ago, we can actually (unlike geologists) observe the past.
    Note: La grandeza del universo
  • jonathan shared from a Personal Document
    China’s growth today is another example of catch-up growth under extractive institutions
    Note: crecimiento chino
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