Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chávez—populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What precisely is the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism? Does populism bring government closer to the people or is it a […]


The Economics of Infrastructure in a Globalized World There is a tendency in political discourse to assume that all spending labeled “infrastructure” is necessarily good and that in many countries the government is best placed to deliver these projects. It is clear from the debate among experts at the Sydney conference that this is far […]


En homenaje a Aaron Swartz, hoy se pueden bajar estos libros de Verso books gratis. Hay que aprovecharlo. The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz by Aaron Swartz. Introduction by Lawrence Lessig Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The […]


Esa es la diferencia entre hecho y sensaciones. Usted me dirá que necesita esto o aquello, pero si se pone a pensar en que haría si sucediera algo distinto, por ejemplo algo no cree que necesita, se daría cuenta que a veces solo necesita ayuda. Si se conecta en los hechos, probablemente deje pasar más […]


Unless something drastic happens in the next few days the Paul Rudolph designed Government Center is coming down. Paul Rudolph’s Government Center — Goshen, NY. Photo © Matthew Carbone The writing is on the wall. Unless something drastic happens in the next few days the Paul Rudolph designed Government Center is coming down. Architectural critic Michael Kimmelman writes […]



Quizás todo indicaba que debía continuar, de hecho, la ley general así lo especificaba. Pero atento a ir en contra de generalizaciones berretas, me detuve. ¿Porque apurarme? La sinceridad, el descubrimiento y sobre todo el respeto me dieron el lugar. Al principio no tenia más que las fuerza del intelecto, que luchaba en solitario contra […]


Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is […]


Architects are ridiculed if they take a moral position, and attacked if they don’t. What, then, in the 21st century, is ‘the duty of the architect’? In ‘The Insolence of Architecture’, a piece on Rowan Moore’s book Why We Build, Power and Desire in Architecture in the New York Review of Books, Martin Filler wrote that […]


Descargar el archivo Bent Flyvbjerg Harvard Design Magazine, Spring/Summer, no. 22, June, pp. 50-59 Some argue that almost no projects, including our most treasured ones, would ever be undertaken if some form of deception about costs and benefits weren‘t involved. The Brooklyn Bridge, for instance, had a cost overrun of 100%, the Sydney Opera House […]