Archive for November, 2015

A unique woman

Maria Sklodowska was born on November 7th, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland. Her parents were teachers. Poland was not a free country at the time, and Maria lived in the part of the country that was governed by Russia. She was a marvelous little girl – brilliant and full of curiosity.Read More

In memoriam: Douglass C. North

In memoriam: Douglass C. North

Douglass C. North earned himself a place in the pantheon of the most influential social scientists of all times. In 1959-1960, North was a founder of cliometrics, a group of economic historians that systematically applied statistical methods and economic theory to the study of history. However, by the late 1960s,Read More

The bearable lightness of cyber defamation

A newspaper publishes an article about someone, and that person feels that the contents of the article are defamatory. The law provides that this person can sue the newspaper for defamation and, if found guilty, the newspaper’s editors will have to retract the false statements and compensate the person forRead More