The end of liberalism

Liberalism, acording to Professor Sam Bowles, has lost sight of the ends that once animated it. Read his editorial in The Boston Globe.

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Why predicting the future is more than just horseplay

Dan Larremore and Aaron Clauset tackle prediction in our final essay in the CSMonitor's complexity series. From horseracing to earthquakes, they explain why we have so much trouble predicting seemingly simple systems, and how other very complex systems show predictable patterns at the macro scale.

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Leading people too smart to be led

What makes the Santa Fe Institute so "wildly creative and highly effective?" In this Harvard Business Review article, David Krakauer and Robert Wolcott distill six elements of SFI culture that could transfer to any organization.

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Beehives and voting booths

There’s order in the chaos of presidential primaries, but is there wisdom? John Miller breaks it down in this essay for the CS Monitor.

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A planet of cities

Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencour show how all cities – despite their unique geographies, cultures, and accidents of history – are really the same, in this essay for the CS Monitor.

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