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Title:James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?
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Summary:James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.) James B. Glattfelder aims to give us a richer, data-driven understanding of the people and interactions that control our global economy. He does this not to push an ideology -- but with the hopes of making the world a better place. Full bio » "We're actually really lucky that [physics] works, because no one knows why the thoughts in our heads should relate to the fundamental workings of the universe.” (James B. Glattfelder)"
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CEFR level:A1 (5)
Word count:142
Media:video (14:11)
Created:2013-02-18 10:09:13 UT
Changed:2014-04-19 12:54:52 UT
Licence: Creative Commons BY-SA
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