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At the Cent Quatre (104) cultural center in Paris. Accelimage

The hypothesis of cultural third places

Cultural venues are changing as a result of digital progress, reduced public finances and the strategic nature of knowledge in a knowledge-based economy.
People queuing to withdraw cash at an ATM. Demonetisation in India has not met its target and actually reinforced informal networks. Santosh Kumar

The shock of Indian demonetisation: a failed attempt to formalise the economy

Instead of a clear movement toward more formalised economic transactions, demonetisation in India has reinforced the informal economy.
Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (Guardian), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017. rethinkeconomics.org

Debate: What is missing in the ‘33 Theses for an Economics Reformation’

Nailed to the door of the London School of Economics, the ‘33 Theses’ offer a long overdue challenge to economics dogma. But there are omissions as well.
A still from the documentary film ‘Like a Wolf’ about a young kid from an unprivileged background trying to make it in higher education. Comme un Loup

Social determinism starts at school

To what degree do pupils belong to or in a school?
Could a North-African migrant become the Prime minister of a European country in the 21st century? In the 19th century, a Greek slave rose to the highest ranks in Tunis. The Bey of Tunis, Muhammad Sādiq Bāšā-Bey, greets Napoleon III in Algiers, on 20 September 1860. A. de Belle Ksar Saïd Museum

Migrants: when Europeans once flocked to North African shores

When we think of migrants, we think of them crossing the Mediterranean to come to Europe. Yet 200 years ago, many did it the other way.
Workers at Fukushima in January 2018. Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Fukushima seven years later: case closed?

On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. Translated testimony by the power plant's manager reveals how close the world came to a greater catastrophe -- and how much there is to be learned.
Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in the 2017 film Darkest Hour. Jack English/Focus Features

Brexit and the lessons of history

Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
How secure is your password? Avi Richards/Unsplash

Passwords: security, vulnerability, constraints

Passwords are an integral part of our daily IT life – and a major source of vulnerabilities. What are the problems and risks, and how can we reduce them?
So how will the students rate their professor when the class is over? U.S. Department of Education/Flickr

Student evaluations and hazards in the classroom

In many European universities and specialized schools, professors are now being assessed by their students. While this has long been standard in the United States, many issues can arise.

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