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Pela Reforma Institucional Metropolitana de Lisboa

Revista Manifesto , nº6 - inverno 2021: JORGE GONÇALVES e FERNANDO NUNES DA SILVA, Entre os extremos, nada! A incessante busca por uma reforma institucional metropolitana

The House Always Wins

The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election ( TIME - 2021). To the [USA] President, something felt amiss. “It was all very, very strange,” Trump said. “Within days after the election, we witnessed an orchestrated effort to anoint the winner, even while many key states were still being counted.” In a way, Trump was right. There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs . Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy. 

The Hooked Model

Rewards of the Hunt

Early humans killed animals using a technique known as “persistence hunting” as they literally chased down their dinner. The chase began when a group of hunters separated a large bull from the herd. Once the animal was isolated, a single hunter began the hunt, keeping a steady pace as the animal leaped ahead in fear. When the bull stopped to catch his breath, the hunter closed in, not to catch it but to ran it to exhaustion. After being tracked for a sweltering eight hours under the sun, the beast gave up and collapsed in surrender with barely a struggle. Our ability to maintain steady pursuit gave us the capacity to hunt large prehistoric game. Persistence hunting was not only made possible because of our physical bodies; changes in our brains also played a significant role. The way we evolved to hunt wild game may help explain why we feel compelled to use certain products today. During the chase, the runner is driven by the pursuit itself; this same mental hard-wiring also provides c

Good Enough, Move On

Don’t Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Productivity: Good Enough, Move On

Never Ending Conflict

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