AB105: the massive rules of 2013
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Bionomics > Economics
Stephen Collis on innovation and disaster
Scott Atran at the delivery of Hamas
Darren Fleet on monetary algorithms long gone wild
Franco “Bifo” Berardi on imagination
Gareth Peirce on why we torture
Pankaj Mishra at the CIA in Iran
Binyavanga Wainaina on Saving the kids of Africa
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