Ten Readings on Meritocracy

#1 –  Meritocracy and Economic Inequality Eds. Kenneth Arrow, Samuel Bowles, and Steven Durlauf –  Princeton University Press (2000) “This volume of original essays by luminaries in the economic, social, and biological sciences, however, confirms mounting evidence that the connection between intelligence and inequality is surprisingly weak and demonstrates that targeted educational and economic reforms can reduce…

The Manifesto of Non-Hostile Communication

1 – Virtual is real I say or write on the Web only things that I have the courage to say in person. 2 – We are what we communicate The words I choose tell the person I am: they represent me. 3 – Words shape the thinking I take all the time I need to best express…

Ten Movies for Five Stars

The Movimento 5 Stelle is the biggest novelty of the last decade, for Italian politics. And it is still difficult, even for Italians, to totally understand its nature. Here’s a list of 10 (actually 11) movies to help also the non-Italians comprehend all the facets of this shimmering chimera: #1: V for Vendetta All over the world, the term “V-Day” commonly refers…

I consigli di papà

– Dai papà, ho deciso, veramente. Oggi parto, non torno indietro, per favore. Mh? – Va bene. Che dire? Non metterti nei guai, ma se finisci nei guai fai in modo che chi ce l’ha con te finisca in guai ancora peggiori. Ascolta tutti, ma attento a non parlare con gli infami. Accetta i pareri…