TECHNOLOGY: JOB TERMINATOR?

he latest manufacturing technologies are being called the Third Industrial Revolution. However, along with these technological advances, come three important biases. First, they are capital-intensive as they favor those with financial resources. Second, they are…

CHINA, US AND THE GLOBAL CHESSBOARD

n recent years China has begun to stick out its chest, both economically and militarily, for the US and the rest of the world to see. From the construction of several military bases in the…

TRADING THE ENVIRONMENT AWAY?

he United States Senate recently approved “fast track” authority giving President Obama the ability to introduce the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Congress to be either  ratified or rejected without any changes being made. A brief…

REFORMING ITALY: A POLITICAL CURVE

taly has cherry-picked modernity, taking only so much. Something in it has resisted the reduction of human interaction to the transactional minimum. Something in it has resisted the squeezing of the last cent of profit…

TECH TO PROTECT THE PRESS

yberthreats have increased the number of courses and workshops for journalists on how to protect the data and communications when using technology. Media also suffer from cyber attacks and hacks. But it is also highly…

THE KEY TO LARGE-SCALE INNOVATION

he general consensus is that small businesses are, on average, better at innovating than their larger counterparts. Most large corporations succeed through optimizing their current business strategy by lowering costs instead of innovating with game-changing…

THE GERMAN CONNECTION

n 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a traditional summer television interview. The interview focused partially on the Edward Snowden revelations and their relevance regarding the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) data collection in Germany.…

IS FREE TRADE REALLY WORTH IT?

he United States’ global trade policy has started to focus on plurilateral trade agreements with a limited subgroup of partners including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). According to…

POLITICAL POPE

ince the beginning of his papacy only two years ago, Pope Francis has made it clear that a rebranding of the Catholic Church and the Vatican was in the works. Starting in a 2013 interview,…

WHEN SHELL FREEZES OVER

n 2012 Shell ended their Arctic drilling program “Kulluk”, after a series of setbacks due to hurricane force winds, surf-worthy swells, sea ice and human error. Three years later, the Obama Administration has approved Shell’s…