CORRUPTION IN SPAIN

pain was awarded a score of 60 this year by Transparency International in its annual corruption ranking: 37th out of 175 countries, on a scale ranging from 0 (Somalia) to 92 (Denmark). According to Valentina…

THE NEW COLD WAR

-Russia relations have been increasingly tense since Russia’s annexation of Crimea. EU policy, once focused on cooperating with Russia, has begun to focus on containing, countering and changing Russia. Nearly all talks and joint projects…

THE SHARING ECONOMY

he world and how it does business has rapidly been changing over the past few years. The sharing economy – the connection between people with assets (such as cars, housing and other services) and people…

BUILDING TO DESTROY

he lush rainforest of the Amazon, dry open plains of the Sahara, and Orang Rimba (nomadic forest people) of Indonesia are elements of Earth that seem indispensable. For economists, the eradication of these are simply…

THE GREAT US-CUBA THAW

or more than half a century, nothing more than a couple of hasty handshakes has exchanged between American and Cuban leaders, until this month. At the Summit of the Americas in Panama city, President Barack…

THE GREEK ALBATROSS

reece is running out of cash and it promised its fellow Eurozone countries that it would have an agreement with creditors on a list of actions for securing more bailout funding by the end of…

SOCIAL MEDIA: REDEFINING POLITICS

arlier this year, NGP VAN (Voter Activation Network) the main provider of software and data for Democratic political campaigns, opened up their voter database by adding social media platforms. Now they plan on using this social…

FIXING INCOME INEQUALITY

ecently there has been a call to action to fix the federal minimum wage. It is one of President Obama’s top agenda items and it has the impact to affect millions of Americans who are…

CROPS AND CANCER

ost of us don’t think about the process a fruit or vegetable takes before it enters our mouths, and why should we? Since man discovered the basics of farming it has been a relatively safe…

A DEAL OF NUCLEAR PROPORTIONS

hile many have been incredibly critical of President Obama’s desire to strike a nuclear accord with Iran, several of the opposition’s claims are just outright wrong. A deal between between the US and Iran is…