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Art Anselm Kiefer: Transcendent Myth and Postmodern Vision

Anselm Kiefer: Transcendent Myth and Postmodern Vision

Anselm Kiefer is renowned for his use of unusual and evocative material and the dense texture and size of his paintings and constructions. He uses a range of methods and materials that give his work a relief-like density which, combined with the impressive size of the works, results in some [...]

Business Active or Passive Regulations?

Active or Passive Regulations?

We are familiar with the term passive managers, where the fund manager tracks an index, and performs far less maneuvers on the portfolio, it perhaps results in less transaction costs translating to lower fees to the user. At times I wonder if the so-called active managers actually earn their alpha? [...]

Politics The Mid-eastern Roots of Western Democracy

The Mid-eastern Roots of Western Democracy

It was not the rediscovery of Greek thought that brought equality, human rights and democracy to Modern Europe, but the re-thinking of Monotheistic ideas that leveled both civil and religious hierarchy and made thinking democracy possible. Europe’s debt is to a North African-Iberian Jew, exiled in Holland, by the name [...]

Technology Big Data for a Small World: SMEIoT

Big Data for a Small World: SMEIoT

The world is a great big database and algorithmic wizards and mad data scientists are burning the midnight oil to mine the perplexing infinities of ubiquitous data points. Their goal is to put data to use to facilitate better governance, initiate pinpoint marketing campaigns, pursue revelatory academic research and improve [...]

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