Trump barking at the wrong tree

Automation revolution is taking the jobs, not evil foreigners. The first self-driving cars are now on the road in the United States. That's another four million jobs down the drain

Who’s really placing limits on free speech?

At least three times in the past six months, state legislators have threatened to cut the budget of the University of Wisconsin at Madison for teaching about homosexuality, gender and race.

Why Do people not comply with the law in Latin America?

There is an abysmal difference in people’s attitude before the law. For example, people in Germany and in the United States usually feel almost a reverential respect toward it, but people in Latin America have very low regard for it.

Brazil’s Deadly Prison System

Part of the reason prison violence is so common in Brazil is that conditions in most of the country’s penitentiaries are barbarous.

Does decision-making matter?

While most economics models assumed people were basically rational, Kahneman and Tversky demonstrated that human decision-making is biased in systematic, predictable ways.

The Scope of Hate in 2016

The F.B.I. hasn’t released hate crime data for 2016 yet, but in November it reported a total of 5,850 hate crimes in 2015, up from 5,479 in 2014.

Fidel Castro’s unusual gift to history

The Castro brothers were able to govern for so long in part because the United States often took actions against their rule that allowed them to rally the people against a common enemy.

Seeking truth, 21st-century style

Concerns about fake news spreading online are legitimate. More and more people are getting most, in some cases all, of their news and information from online sources, often through social channels such as Facebook or Twitter.

Mexican attitudes to marijuana mellow

In November 57% of Californians voted to legalise the growing and use of marijuana for recreational purposes.. Drug liberalisation north of the border may speed up the process

Colombia steps back

The country constant struggle to develop gets shaded by the Senate approval in the second debate the project of Viviane Morales that intends to restrict the adoption to only heterosexual couples.

Colombia: Easier to deny

For many years the European and American thinking system was established in Latin American society even over the local and the traditional customs.

The Curse of Hypercorrection in Latin America

In the late 2000s, leftist politicians were leading countries all across Latin America. Today, most are in retreat, challenged by a new crop of would-be leaders promising to fix the problems created by the left.

If at first you don’t succeed...

Peace and political trench warfare in Colombia ... The new agreement tidies up loose ends, and involves a few significant concessions from the FARC.