Hemeroteca del mes enero, 2018

CryptoRuble: From Russia with Love

Por • 20 ene, 2018 • Category: Economía

We discuss Russia’s underlying motives for issuing its government-backed cryptocurrency, CryptoRuble, and the implications thereof and of other likely-soon-forthcoming government-issued cryptocurrencies to some stakeholders (populace, governments, economy, finance, etc.), existing decentralized cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin and Ethereum), as well as the future of the world monetary system (the role of the U.S. therein and a necessity for the U.S. to issue CryptoDollar), including a future algorithmic universal world currency that may also emerge. We further provide a comprehensive list of references on cryptocurrencies.



Esto es lo que puede ocurrir en Venezuela

Por • 17 ene, 2018 • Category: Política

Desde que Maduro se mantiene en el poder, o ser expulsado por otros miembros del gobierno y la élite militar, o los militares restauraran el orden luego de breve período de violencia, hasta el caos y la desintegración de Venezuela, son los cuatro escenarios que prevé el profesor de Investigación de Estudios Latinoamericanos del Instituto de Estudios Estratégicos del Colegio de Guerra del Ejército de EEUU, Robert Evan Ellis. A continuación el análisis completo…



The U.S. Army Concept for Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations January 12, 2018

Por • 17 ene, 2018 • Category: Ciencia y tecnología

TRADOC Pamphlet 525-8-6, The U.S. Army Concept for Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations expands on the ideas presented in TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-1, The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World (AOC). This document describes how the Army will operate in and through cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum and will fully integrate cyberspace, electronic warfare (EW), and electromagnetic spectrum operations as part of joint combined arms operations to meet future operational environment challenges. Cyberspace and EW operations provide commanders the ability to conduct simultaneous, linked maneuver in and through multiple domains, and to engage adversaries and populations where they live and operate. Cyberspace and EW operations provide commanders a full range of physical and virtual, as well as kinetic and non-kinetic, capabilities tailored into combinations that enhance the combat power of maneuver elements conducting joint combined operations.



Why Markets are Inefficient: A Gambling “Theory” of Financial Markets For Practitioners and Theorists

Por • 17 ene, 2018 • Category: Economía

The purpose of this article is to propose a new “theory,” the Strategic Analysis of Financial Markets (SAFM) theory, that explains the operation of financial markets using the analytical perspective of an enlightened gambler. The gambler understands that all opportunities for superior performance arise from suboptimal decisions by humans, but understands also that knowledge of human decision making alone is not enough to understand market behavior — one must still model how those decisions lead to market prices. Thus are there three parts to the model: gambling theory, human decision making, and strategic problem solving. A new theory is necessary because at this writing in 2017, there is no theory of financial markets acceptable to both practitioners and theorists.



Venezuela Pre-insurreccional: Batalla entre Herodes y la vieja Guardia chavista

Por • 14 ene, 2018 • Category: Nacionales

Heinz Dieterich  13/01/18  1. Maduro, Ramírez y Saab Nunca Rafael Ramírez, confidente presidencial del desarrollismo y bolivarianismo petrolero de Hugo Chávez –junto con Alí Rodríguez y Bernardo Mommer– se imaginó, que algún día su joven y simpático amigo Tarek William Saab, defensor de los Derechos Humanos, se convirtiera en su némesis. La inesperada metamorfósis del mal […]



On Rules

Por • 14 ene, 2018 • Category: Opinion

This paper contains a brief overview of the area of admissible rules with an emphasis on results about intermediate and modal propositional logics. No proofs are given but many references to the literature are provided.



Vagueness: A Conceptual Spaces Approach

Por • 14 ene, 2018 • Category: Ambiente

The conceptual spaces approach has recently emerged as a novel account of concepts. Its guiding idea is that concepts can be represented geometrically, by means of metrical spaces. While it is generally recognized that many of our concepts are vague, the question of how to model vagueness in the conceptual spaces approach has not been addressed so far, even though the answer is far from straightforward. The present paper aims to fill this lacuna.



Relational Complexes

Por • 14 ene, 2018 • Category: Leyes

A theory of relations is presented that provides a detailed account of the logical structure of relational complexes. The theory draws a sharp distinction between relational complexes and relational states. A salient difference is that relational complexes belong to exactly one relation, whereas relational states may be shared by different relations. Relational complexes are conceived as structured perspectives on states ‘out there’ in reality. It is argued that only relational complexes have occurrences of objects, and that different complexes of the same relation may correspond to the same state.



The Rise of China and Threats in Afghanistan

Por • 14 ene, 2018 • Category: Internacionales

The peaceful rise of China as a world power could also be as straightforward as the United States of America replacing former hegemon Britain[2]without going to war during the power transition. During its own rise America was, and remains still, a highly interventionist power in relationship to Central and Latin America and in 2003 intervened militarily in Iraq. What about the case of China? China began its own peaceful rise after having adopted economic reform at home while opening its doors to western countries in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Moreover, as Zhang argues[3], China put its own economic development as the top priority and therefore recognized the need for stability in its International relations, both regionally and internationally.



Academia Nacional de Economía: Ante la grave situación que aqueja hoy al pueblo venezolano: Carta abierta al presidente Nicolás Maduro

Por • 13 ene, 2018 • Category: Nacionales

  13/01/2018. En nuestra condición de profesionales de la economía, nos dirigimos a Ud. preocupados por la crisis por la que atraviesa el país. Nos alarma el rápido deterioro que ha experimentado el bienestar de la población desde 2014, particularmente durante el año recién concluido. El ejercicio de la Presidencia de la República, máxima responsabilidad […]