Why do people immigrate?

A quick refresh on highschool physics: things with weight fall towards the direction of gravity. Alright moving on. For many people, their "weight of the world" lie in things like ancestry, bloodlines, traditions, blood and soil, etc. For those folks the decision of where to live is a simple one. Since things like ancestry and …

Biases

Bias towards others can sometimes be justified. We dehumanize those different others. We demonize them. Most importantly, we reduce their portion of the pie of the available resources. When there is less food or water to go around, it really makes evolutionary sense to have a built in capacity to be biased towards those who …

A Culture of Socially Open Information pt. 2

"A better set of attributes, I think, are... the three Ds: disorder, diversity, and discernment" Weiner, 2016, p.324 Venice: Fragmented neighorhoods, unified City In his book "The geography of genius," Eric Weiner looked into what made "Golden Ages" happen. That is, periods of time and groups of people who were not only productive, but also …