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Asking the wrong questions all along can be highly unsuccessful. Giving false answers can be disastrous. If you just dropped by, it might be the right place to stop and read. Glaring glitches aside, this section translates, explores and digs deep into the harsh and beguiling realities of finance, economy, politcs, society. By selecting some key texts from the Italian version of «I Diavoli», it navigates the “rituals of truth” that power produces. Popping out from Guido Brera’s book, the main characters come back to life, here and now. They are bankers, powerful high finance souls. A room on the 13th floor of a Midtown Manhattan skyscraper is their stronghold. They decide on your future. They give you a key to understanding the effects of their verdicts on your destiny.
Disclaimer: this an experiment of narrative journalism. That’s (not only) the press, baby.

They think, therefore they are: the new life
of capital flows

  • I Diavoli
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  • 9 settembre 2016
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When capital flows gush out impetuously, thousands of lights start shining on the city. While the abandoned places silently die and remain in the dark. But also the big cities bend to the new shape imposed by this secr…

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The reasons of the devils

  • I Diavoli
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  • 21 luglio 2016
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The Devils were mainly conceived with the purpose of clarifying two of the major misconceptions of our time. In the first place, the fact that finance and economics are inaccessible topics for most people and that they are of exclusive interest of th…

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Biofinance against
rage and dissent

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  • 16 luglio 2016
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The big game is almost over. Some tested mechanisms seem to be out of phase. Nowadays finance is a scapegoat. They think we are responsible for every disaster, our endorsement is a kiss to death, and our horses are lam…

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Machines and Finance

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  • 7 luglio 2016
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His voice reflects his self-confidence, also when he asks questions: “Can we develop an algorithm to predict market trends through the analysis of large volumes of information? Or can we imagine an artificial intelligence, able to learn from its ow…

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Leave has won: the show must go on

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  • 6 luglio 2016
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Brexit is not a big deal. In 12 months we will have a new President at the White House, a new tenant at the Élysée Palace and a new German government. Not to mention the Spanish Elections of the next Sunday and the possible upcoming events after th…

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UK, the beginning of the end. UE, the end of austerity

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  • 30 giugno 2016
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The Bank of England prints currency and buys public debt. It does no longer requests Treasury coupons because they should be later returned as dividends. This practice is also used in Washington DC but it is far more dangerous here, because the Bank …

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The night
of the middle class

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  • 15 giugno 2016
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The light of a new day is covering Paris with gold. There are two obelisks in Place de la Concorde. The first one is the physical one, in granite, in the middle of the rectangle. The other one is projected by its shadow, stretched by the low sun on t…

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When “Aaron Swartz” shook up the world

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  • 9 giugno 2016
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The ancient proverb said: inter arma tacent musae - "in wartime the muses fall silent". This is not entirely true, as many of the greatest creation in cultural history were conceived in dark times of inhuman cruelties - but the governments f…

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Lettera a Londra / Dear Britannia

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  • 8 giugno 2016
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Dear Britannia, I met you when I was thirteen. They sent me to a small village in the South - between Eastbourne and Brighton – to study English. The English coast is one of the worse in the world, however, at that time, it was the centre of my un…

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Low Cost

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  • 31 maggio 2016
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The trolley zip gets stuck as an act of rebellion. It simply does not want to move back or forward despite the efforts of Philip Wade’s hand. He thinks at the European inability to find a new direction for its project. With these thoughts, he gives…

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Ethics and money:
the Berlin war

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  • 27 aprile 2016
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We are participating in a possible change, an actual paradigm shift. There is no more free lunch and people must be prepared for the erosion of savings or, on the contrary, for an increased risk. Sta…

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Seduced
by liquid modernity

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  • 22 aprile 2016
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The ancient proverb said: inter arma tacent musae - "in wartime the muses fall silent". This is not entirely true, as many of the greatest creation in cultural history were conceived in dark times of inhuman cruelties - but the governments f…

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Under the snow

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  • 10 aprile 2016
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The snow does not settle everywhere. Two geometric figures, two rhomboids. A woman and a boy smiling, in an interior. A fireman extinguishes a fire without fear. Everything else is snow. A uniform blanket, lying on the surface. But the two figures, …

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