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  • Since the sixteenth century, economists have been essentially concerned with understanding the processes of economic growth and structural change: how and why they occurred, what forms they took, what prevented or constrained them, and to what extent they actually led to greater material prosperity and more general human progress. Since...
  • Grid-bounded infrastructure constitutes the arteries and veins of economic systems, channeling material flows from the cradle (resource exploitation) to use and finally to the grave (disposal sites). However, from an economic standpoint, grid-bounded infrastructure has the features of a natural monopoly. The result is a marginal cost paradox: Although marginal...
  • This paper explores the distinction between domination and dialogue. It analyses dialogical philosophy, mainly in the works of Mikhail Bakhtin and some other contemporary authors, grounding the universal character of dialogue as constitutive of human personality itself. Dialogism is a fundamental characteristic of language. In its normative role, dialogism can...
  • Humanity faces a common set of problems. This set of problems includes climate change, species depletion, and other forms of environmental devastation. It includes poverty, hunger, growing income and wealth inequality, in addition to armed conflicts, social disorder, terrorism, and ISIS. These problems fester and become impossible to solve in...