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Francisco J. “Paco” Jariego
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El Observatorio Español de I+D+i publica la edición 2016 del libro “Indicadores del Sistema Español de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación”

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Another day, another duel of Musketeer Tim Cook vs. one of their multiple Richeliu’s. Now in Europe. The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple, allowing the US company to pay substantially…

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A pertinent infographic by GetVoIP.com with the most used and abused business buzzwords…  

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Where is the productivity growth that we are not able to find? This is a question that economists have been asking themselves with increasing anxiety for thirty years now. Yet the answer might be dirty simple: just lost in the continuous distractions of…

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This month, a couple of new books elaborate on the nature of technology and our (in)capability to control it. Samuel Arbesman, a complexity scientist, thinks that our technologies have become hopelessly overcomplicated. For centuries, humans have been…

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Neither aging, lack of skills or resources pose a limitation when the gale of success is blowing at your back. Cecilia Giménez was in her 80s when she became a celebrity in August 2012. She was trying to restore a damaged “Ecce Homo” created by Spanish…

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Let me be clear: I love my country, Spain, but what a lost decade! Nothing new, just putting things in perspective…

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You will find this again and again: a good idea implemented with deleterious consequences. Democracy is a good idea. A Brexit referendum is not. After the relatively unexpected—Leave—result, many voices have raised against a decision of such potential…

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Looking to this chart, one would say that the vital signs of US economy are fading. This is not good, but what’s even worse is that economists have no idea of what’s wrong with the economy. Gregory Mankiw puts forward five possible theories here:…

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In an article for New Yorker, “The Mistrust of Science”, Atul Gawande argues that science is a social enterprise characterized by an intricate division of cognitive labor, and that, for all its flaws, it is perhaps the most powerful collective enterprise…
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