January 2018 Culture and Society

Read the articles selected in January 2018

Teenagers are better behaved and less hedonistic nowadays

Source: The Economist, 10 January

In the rich countries, young people result to be more focused on their studies and the future job prospects and less addicted to substances than in the past also because of their longer expectations of life. Easier family relations and technology protect and isolate them from harmful behaviors as well from deep relations.

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https://www.economist.com/news/international/21734365-they-are-also-lonelier-and-more-isolated-teenagers-are-better-behaved-and-less

 


 

La jeunesse retrouve le goût de l’éloquence

By Marie-Estelle Pech

Source: Le Figaro, 6 January

 

France rediscovers the rhetoric as a subject of tertiary courses and lifelong learning for managers and employees. They have realized that among the whole knowledge which is available today we haven’t been trained to take the floor, and before the dominant language of technology, we have only to speak well.

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Lessons from ancient Greek coinage

Source: The Economist, 13 December

 

The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection present an exhibition from 85 ancient coins and artifacts to explore the link between money and both civilization and culture when the currency was tangible and had a human face.

Read more:

https://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/12/human-face-money

 


 

Cinco siglos después, el mundo necesita otra Reforma

By Xavi Ayén

Source: La Vanguardia, 1 January

 Luther thought inspires 30 scholars of different disciplines gathered within the Hay Festival, a nomad meeting of intellectuals and writers that wonder how to make the planet safe and change the world in its fundamental dimensions, from money to education and research, from the cities to the insuppressible religion.

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