About a week back I was pitched an algo trading scheme that was offering a mostly 12%+ return monthly. There were the past performance figures, with even the odd slip-up. 168 more words
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A little while ago, a paper emerged from the interwebs titled, “Overflow in science and its implications for trust“. As its parsimonious title suggests, the paper concerns itself with the over-production of scientific research publications (“overflow”) and the implications of this speed of productivity for trust between scientists. 1,273 more words
Themanummer Sociologie Magazine: Revolutionair. ‘Hoe-het-beste-te-leven-doctrines’ verschenen als Redactioneel in: Sociologie Magazine nr. September 2015: p.2.
Revolutionairen wentelen een staat om. Ze keren een gebied binnenstebuiten. En vermoedelijk keren ze ook wel eens hun was binnenstebuiten, moet ik hier toch meteen aan toevoegen, want revolutionairen lijden nogal eens aan een gebrek aan zelfrelativering en humor. 313 more words
Socio-Economic theories of crime causation rose to prominence during the industrial revolution. During that time the economic pull of migrants to large centres of populations lead to the amount of people living in cities to sky-rocket. 296 more words
The Matthew Effect was named by sociologist Robert Merton who named if after a sentence from the Book of Matthew in the Bible, viz., “For those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance, but for those who have nothing, even that will be taken away.” Matthew was specifically referring to wealth (the rich get richer and the poor get poorer). 210 more words