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Part I: The antidote to civilisational collapse

By |2020-09-18T12:18:01+03:00December 13th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  An interview with the documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis  | PART I   “It’s ‘fuck off’ to everything,” says Adam Curtis, describing public sentiment today. The British documentarist sees himself as an optimist amid dystopians, and as a classical journalist whose medium happens to be film. For 30 years he has produced a rich body [...]

Interview with Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides

By |2020-11-05T14:11:05+03:00November 23rd, 2018|Greek Business File|

Interview with Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides Business File, September-October 2018, No. 117 Interview by Eugenia Anastassiou   Professor Pissaridis is adamant that economic influx has to come from investment and debt restructuring; otherwise Greece cannot break out of the vicious circle of lowering income and pensions, and increasing taxation. In order for Greece to progress [...]

The recovery of Greek tourism

By |2020-11-04T17:21:29+03:00November 19th, 2018|Greek Business File|

The recovery of Greek tourism Business File, September-October 2018, No. 117 IBHS survey for Greek BF   In 2017 Greek tourism continued its upward trend in terms of arrivals, while returning to positive revenue, with competitive prices being identified as positive parameters along with security problems in rival Mediterranean destinations, according to a study conducted [...]

The Balkans become again Europe’s geopolitical crossroads

By |2020-11-04T16:05:46+03:00November 13th, 2018|Greek Business File|

The Balkans become again Europe’s geopolitical crossroads Business File, September-October 2018, No. 117 by Professor Georges Prevelakis   Since the 2003 Thessaloniki Summit and the 2007 Enlargement to Bulgaria and Romania, the Balkans were more or less neglected by theEuropean Union. Enlargement fatigue, the economic crisis and Brexit shifted the focus away from the unresolved [...]

Is technology re-engineering humanity?

By |2020-09-18T12:21:41+03:00November 1st, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  An interview with Brett Frischmann, co-author of “Re-Engineering Humanity”   “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” This truism—by the media-scholar John Culkin about the work of Marshall McLuhan—is more potent than ever in the age of data and algorithms. The technology is having a profound [...]

Can white people experience racism?

By |2020-09-18T13:23:55+03:00September 27th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  Accusations of “reverse racism” haunt an American professor   START with this truth of American society: disparaging remarks about white people as a whole that would be simply impermissible for other sets of people are largely permissible and carry few repercussions. This fact seems to enthrall the left and enrage the right. Sarah Jeong, [...]

Interview with Professor Dinos Arcoumanis

By |2020-11-03T18:19:33+03:00September 26th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Interview with Professor Dinos Arcoumanis Business File, June-July-August 2018, No 116 Shipping Conferences are back! Following two successful shipping conferences, the 11th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Marine Services Forum in London and the 4th ShipIT Conference in Athens, we republish the interview of Professor Dinos Arcoumanis. As he explains, of particular interests are the issues of slow steaming [...]

Part III: The Collapse of Civilizations by Malcolm H. Wiener

By |2020-11-03T17:35:34+03:00September 20th, 2018|Greek Business File|

Part III: The Collapse of Civilizations by Malcolm H. Wiener In a new paper for the Belfer Center, “The Collapse of Civilizations”,  acclaimed Aegean prehistorian Malcolm Wiener explores five paramount causes of collapse of civilizations. Dr. Wiener’s paper finds that major episodes of climate change have had profound impacts upon cultural continuity, and that the interactions between climate [...]

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