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City Population - Statistics & Maps of the Major Cities, Agglomerations & Administrative Divisions for all Countries of the World. How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views. The term “filter bubble” entered the public domain back in 2011when the internet activist Eli Pariser coined it to refer to the way recommendation engines shield people from certain aspects of the real world. Pariser used the example of two people who googled the term “BP”.

One received links to investment news about BP while the other received links to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, presumably as a result of some recommendation algorithm. This is an insidious problem. Much social research shows that people prefer to receive information that they agree with instead of information that challenges their beliefs. This problem is compounded when social networks recommend content based on what users already like and on what people similar to them also like. This is the filter bubble—being surrounded only by people you like and content that you agree with. And the danger is that it can polarise populations creating potentially harmful divisions in society.

It’s certainly a start. World History : HyperHistory. Lecture 1 - Information and Housekeeping. Digital Bazaar. Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?: Steve Keen: 9781848139923: Amazon.com. Why economists are almost always wrong. That verbose title is almost the reverse of a quintessentially arrogant statement of economic supremacy published in the UK’s Daily Telegraph - on the editorial page of the business section - by Andrew Lilico.

Why economists are almost always wrong

Entitled “Economists are nearly always right about things, despite what you may think” in the print edition, its content and tone encapsulated everything about economic theory, and economists’ blind belief in it, that led me to write Debunking Economics over a decade ago. Figure 1: Lilico's article in the print edition of the UK Daily Telegraph The two main factors that made that book necessary were the capacity of economists to intimidate opponents with their apparent depth of knowledge of a difficult subject, and the reality that economists knowledge of their own subject was, to coin a phrase, not even shallow: it was frequently outright wrong.

“But rationality is not an assumption of orthodox economic theory in that sense. Instead, it is what is called an “axiom”. Of course not. History. Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That a Core Group Of Wealthy Elites Is Pulling the Strings. The CIA World Factbook. The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The CIA World Factbook

We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours. By fax:(571) 204-3800(please include a phone number where we may call you) First-Ever Political Study of Top 1% Has Found Extreme Conservatism, Intense Political Involvement.

Billionaires(image by Michael Fleshman) A year ago, to little public notice, the academic journal Perspectives on Politics published a landmark study, "Democracy and the Policy Preferences of Wealthy Americans," by Benjamin Page, Larry Bartels, and Jason Seawright; which reports that, among the American aristocracy, there exists pervasive extreme conservatism, and also a virtual non-stop involvement in politics by them -- in other words, it finds the same two things that writers have hypothesized to exist among aristocracies throughout all of human history.

First-Ever Political Study of Top 1% Has Found Extreme Conservatism, Intense Political Involvement

But, for the first time ever, these researchers have now attached precise numbers to these two hypotheses, and have established that this is the way aristocrats actually are. Consequently, the much-noted takeover of "Main Street" by "Wall Street" can be explained by the fact that the aristocracy are far more conservative, and also far more politically active, than the general population are. 12% had, with a White House Official. Who controls the world? More resources for understanding. Occupy Wall Street’s slogan “We are the 99%” had been echoing through the United States and the world for just over a month when James B.

Who controls the world? More resources for understanding

Glattfelder and his co-authors released the study “The Network of Global Corporate Control” in October 2011. The study was a scientific look at our global economy, revealing how control flows like water through pipes — some thin, some thick — between people and companies. The finding: that control of our economy is highly tightly concentrated into a small core of top players, leaving us all vulnerable to fast-spreading economic distress.

James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? In today’s talk, filmed at TEDxZurich, Glattfelder reveals that the impetus of the study wasn’t at all to validate global protesters. “Ideas relating to finance, economics and politics are very often tainted by people’s personal ideologies. To hear more about how the study was conducted, watch this talk. Pre-history. Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists.