The Praise of Cunning

In 1509 the Dutch Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote his most famous essay, The Praise of Folly, in which Folly, speaking in first person, praises herself, claiming to be a creation of God. Despite its 500 years, Erasmus' masterpiece is still today suitable for a more recent adaptation: The Praise of Cunning. In Italy, a country where … Continue reading The Praise of Cunning

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How Mario Monti saved Italy

On November 12th 2011 Silvio Berlusconi, then president of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) of the Italian Republic, presented himself to the Quirinal Palace and resigned from his position in front of then President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano. In the previous months, in fact, Berlusconi had showed on multiple times his inadequacy as Head … Continue reading How Mario Monti saved Italy

Analysis of the views of EconoUniverse

As economists, we are taught some basic knowledge of statistics. As project, we have chosen to analyse the correlation between the views of a Facebook post and the actual views of the corresponding article. We have supposed that they are very closely dependent, because in theory the more people see the Facebook posts, the more people … Continue reading Analysis of the views of EconoUniverse

The bubble of the decade? Cryptocurrencies

In the last twelve months Bitcoin has surged as one of the most known instruments on financial markets worldwide, raising in value from $700 on the dollar in November 2016 to more than $10,000 exactly one year later. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, that is, a digital or virtual currency, wholly without a physical presence. A … Continue reading The bubble of the decade? Cryptocurrencies

Why we need feminism in economy

After the Weinstein case, it has been brought to the public attention the condition of women in the show business. What about women position in the economic environment? Alice H. Wu is a new graduate at the University of California and will start her doctoral studies at Harvard next year. In her award-winning senior thesis, she … Continue reading Why we need feminism in economy

The Catalan’s independence: who’s wrong and who’s right?

On October 1st the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia held a referendum on independence, despite fierce opposition from the central government, which said that the vote violated the Constitution. Hundreds of people were injured in clashes with the police during one of the gravest tests of Spain’s democracy since the end of the Francisco Franco's dictatorship … Continue reading The Catalan’s independence: who’s wrong and who’s right?

Tesla, Inc.: another bubble?

Tesla, Inc. is a worldwide famous automaker company, specialized in electric cars, founded by Elon Musk back in 2003. In the last months Tesla's stock price and - as a consequence - market capitalization have increased continuously, with the latter even surpassing that of Ford Motor Company and chasing that of General Motors Company, the two … Continue reading Tesla, Inc.: another bubble?