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Podemos contra la economía del fraude, de Alfredo Serrano Mancilla

Alemania sólo busca su otra Europa, de Juan Torres López

Esto lo cambia todo, de Carlos Fresneda

¡A la huelga!, de Luis García Montero

The Robots Are Coming, by John Lanchester

It’s also worth noting what isn’t being said about this robotified future. The scenario we’re given – the one being made to feel inevitable – is of a hyper-capitalist dystopia. There’s capital, doing better than ever; the robots, doing all the work; and the great mass of humanity, doing not much, but having fun playing with its gadgets. (Though if there’s no work, there are going to be questions about who can afford to buy the gadgets.) There is a possible alternative, however, in which ownership and control of robots is disconnected from capital in its current form. The robots liberate most of humanity from work, and everybody benefits from the proceeds: we don’t have to work in factories or go down mines or clean toilets or drive long-distance lorries, but we can choreograph and weave and garden and tell stories and invent things and set about creating a new universe of wants. This would be the world of unlimited wants described by economics, but with a distinction between the wants satisfied by humans and the work done by our machines. It seems to me that the only way that world would work is with alternative forms of ownership. The reason, the only reason, for thinking this better world is possible is that the dystopian future of capitalism-plus-robots may prove just too grim to be politically viable. This alternative future would be the kind of world dreamed of by William Morris, full of humans engaged in meaningful and sanely remunerated labour. Except with added robots. It says a lot about the current moment that as we stand facing a future which might resemble either a hyper-capitalist dystopia or a socialist paradise, the second option doesn’t get a mention.



The Human Right to Offend, by Ronald Bailey

Piketty and Wealth Inequality, by Timothy Taylor

¿Qué modelo económico?, de Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quirós

Los científicos critican el “intrusismo” del nuevo currículo de Religión

Bunge y el capitalismo, de Carlos Rodríguez Braun



How science made an honest man of God

Is DNA the Language of the Book of Life?

Patriotismo no es servilismo, de Juan Ramón Rallo

El cerebro humano es una máquina hecha con piezas recicladas

Can I make my brain as plastic as a child’s?



La verdad sobre la relación entre ‘fracking’ y terremotos, de Daniel Rodríguez Herrera

Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter

El patinazo y la hipocresía de Iglesias, de Percival Manglano

Rajoy salvó la burbuja estatal, de Juan Ramón Rallo

Yes, you’re irrational and yes, that’s ok



Will Humans Be Able to Control Computers That Are Smarter Than Us?

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back, by Maria Popova

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

Me lo debéis todo, de Juan Manuel López Zafra

Syriza se arrodilla ante la Troika, de Juan Ramón Rallo



“La homeopatía no ha curado a nadie en 200 años”

Why Prefer Potential?, by Robin Hanson

Socialdemocracia postmoderna, de Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quirós

Have we drawn the wrong lessons from epigenetics

The Red Meat, Eggs, Fat and Salt Diet, by Ronald Bailey

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Mark Weisbrot, cofundador del Center for Economic and Policy Research: ‘Pablo Iglesias me pareció muy inteligente y pragmático’

Una Europa social sin brújula, de José Antonio Nieto Solís, de EconoNuestra

Entrevista a Philippe Martínez, líder de la CGT francesa

Un gobierno contra las mujeres, de Carmen Montón

El nazismo universitario, de Juan Carlos Escudier



Why anxiety is the secret of feeling good

Why the hidden internet can’t be a libertarian paradise

Free trade’s benefits, by Matt Ridley

Las 10 píldora envenenadas de Podemos, de Juan Ramón Rallo

La confesión de Podemos: trabajo y capital pagan los mismos impuestos, de Juan Ramón Rallo

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Frente al servilismo, lo que nos jugamos con Grecia, de Juan Laborda

Santiago Niño-Becerra: “La renta básica es la alternativa a una situación social insostenible”

Brecha salarial: ¿discriminación o intereses económicos?, de Pablo Castaño Tierno, área de Igualdad de Podemos

¿Por qué el neoliberalismo provoca desigualdad?, de Edmundo Fayanás

Viñeta de Forges



Less Economic Freedom Equals More Income Inequality, by Ronald Bailey

El mantra de la demanda interna, de Juan Ramón Rallo

The World Is Not Falling Apart, by Steven Pinker

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

Crows Understand Analogies