ENTREPRENEURIAL ITALY

Why aren’t Italian tech startups getting more attention? It’s a tough question. One thing is certain -- there are a multitude of opinions about the burgeoning startup scene here. In the midst of a recession with a high unemployment rate,…

AFRICA’S CHINA SYNDROME

Five of the top concerns for the continent: 1) The China Syndrome: China has become Africa’s single largest trading country, with close economic links with just about every African state. But China’s voracious demand for commodities is contracting: imports from…

PRICING CARBON (Part I)

n last week’s environmental section of DareThink, the idea of global carbon pricing and its effect on biofuels was touched upon. But what exactly is carbon pricing? In the simplest terms, a carbon price is…

THE BIGGEST BREWER EVER

ith only shareholders and regulators standing in the way, Anheuser-Busch Inbev and SABMiller’s merger is all but finalized. The stockholders are expected to approve of the acquisition due to a hefty premium per share of…

SHOOTING FOR GUN CONTROL

ass shootings are both tragic and frequent occurrences in America. Shootings are defined as “mass”-ive only in instances where four or more people are shot. Each time this happens, America acts shocked, the president gives…

ADBLOCKALYPSE NOW

he iOS App Store has recently allowed adblocker applications on their market, a move that shows commercial adblockers moving more towards the mainstream. Adblockers are not new and have been available on PC’s for over…

17 STARS TO REACH FOR

egardless of whether you hold the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be the 17 keys to the world’s future or worthless utopian ideals, the only thing that really matters is the change that they…

CATALAN STALEMATE, EUROPEAN HEADACHE

For the past three years, Catalonia --a rich northeastern region of Spain — has been at odds with the Spanish central government over the issue of secession. On Sunday, separatist parties won 48% of the vote in a Catalan parliamentary…

TPP: FREE TRADE OR GEOPOLITICS?

The TPP debate has been framed as left versus right. But the left’s outright hostility to the deal was flawed on two counts. Either a worthwhile effort could have been blocked, or President Barack Obama compelled to make more concessions…

BIO-FUELED FUTURE

ioenergy is the chemical energy produced through biological processes such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than fuel produced by geological processes such as coal and petroleum. These biofuels can come directly from plants, or…