#101 - Chile elections | Curio

#101 - Chile elections

20 mins | Nov 24, 2021

Today's episode from 24th November 2021. First up this Wednesday: As the first round of Chile's presidential elections ends with the far-right candidate edging out the far-left candidate, we ask how a country so stable has ended up so divided. Is there any room for a moderate voice in this race? Then later, risk forms a part of all of our decision making today but did you know the idea comes from Italian investors drawing up contracts along the Mediterranean? We delve into the fascinating history of the word and its origins from the 12th century. Once seen as a success story, Chile has fallen into years of discontent and instability. Despite signs of peace, it has yet to recover from these years, which is likely to be reflected in the late November presidential elections, with frontrunners coming from both the far-right and left. The Economist argues that Chileans must realise the importance of the moderate record that once held, as they are on the verge of losing their country to dangerous polarisation. In modern times, we have all become risk assessment experts calculating almost every outcome to consider its gains or losses. For Psyche Magazine, Karla Mallette - a professor of Italian and Mediterranean Studies - explores how risk — a concept that drives modern investment and innovation — emerged from the practical negotiations of multi-cultural Italian sailors and merchants from the 12th century. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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