Y.N. Harare's book, "From Animals into Gods: A Brief History of Humankind" brilliantly explains the key dynamics of how Homo Sapiens became, some 30.000 years ago, the unrivalled species on planet earth.
Reading the book I was fascinated to learn that Homo Sapiens' social inclination was key in asserting his domination over other more qualified candidates, such as Homo Neanderthalis, who enjoyed larger brains and stronger muscles.
The cognitive revolution that equipped our ancestors so well was linked to the evolution of language. A new, incredibly powerful tool was developed to describe nature around him, channel individual interactions and, above all, capture abstract thinking.
At Civio we are always obsessing about the development of new powerful tools. Tools that equip journalists, the judiciary, researchers, activists and citizens alike in better understanding a key aspect of our social nature: living together as citizens of a political community.
Through "Quien cobra la obra" we want to walk the first steps in our ambitious plans to dissect and explain public procurement, a traditionally opaque area that lies at the root of a huge number of the corruption-related problems that plague us.
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