The tower versus the square
Niall Ferguson books- several books but bankers are about the tower
the financial system is the tower
the social networks are the square
compare and make some conclusions
Joined-up politics: how social networks have shaped events
In ‘The Square and the Tower’, Niall Ferguson proposes an alternative to top-down history
Do hierarchies lead to a stronger society?
Drawing on China and Confucian culture, two books make the case against political equality via
top-down rule and meritocracy
The basic principle of Russell Conjugation is that the human mind is constantly looking ahead well beyond what is true or false to ask “What is the social consequence of accepting the facts as they are?”
....the war for our minds and attention is now increasingly being waged over neither facts nor opinions but feelings.
- Too Connected to Fail May 4, 2020 Rusty Guinn
The common knowledge about what markets are for is now “to give us the returns we need.”
... designed to ensure equity prices and credit spreads hold within certain acceptable
boundaries under the laughably thin veneer of “maintaining liquidity” by huge swaths of
market participants who are among those who “need the returns”.