APPLE MANEUVERS IN CHINA

“There is also a moral defense of Apple’s decision to give in without a public fight: Despite the VPN ban, Chinese internet users might still be better off with Apple in China than with it outside.”

THE EXPENSE OF CARBON CAPTURE

“Study finds that if the world doesn’t begin cutting emissions soon, the price of capturing and storing

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DEFENSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

“The future of the liberal democratic West depends on the non-liberal-democratic institutions from which we derive our values: family and faith. We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons (...), but if we do not have strong…

IS CHINA’S MOUNTAIN OF DEBT A REAL THREAT?

“China can achieve growth of over 6% only with rapid rises in indebtedness. All escapes from this trap are hard. The economy is now slowly rebalancing into consumption. But this will take well over a decade. Will the growth of…

THE BEST STARTUP HUBS IN THE WORLD

“Technology is generating wealth and innovation at an exponential pace but only a handful of places in the world are capturing most of that value creation… Without immediate and aggressive actions to develop stronger ecosystems, this divergence will continue and…

SHOULD WE BE AFRAID OF AL JAZEERA?

“There is a war of narratives in the Middle East, and Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy relies heavily on control of the media throughout the greater Arab world. This is why Al Jazeera has been a thorn in the side of…

SOCCER MONEY: THE ROT AT THE HEART OF THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

“Transfers have topped £1bn for the first time ever. That means more money has been spent to get players --who yesterday loved one club-- to leave it and love another. It is, really, quite extraordinary that all this is reported…

WHAT MAKES A GREAT START UP HUB?

“Smart, well-educated people, in turn, means the presence of substantial universities with strong research budgets; students from around the world; and a culture of practice-oriented, problem-solving education that leads to technology spin-offs”.

WONDERING THE MEANING OF “WONDER WOMAN”

“Marston believed that women were superior to men, but could only realize it by giving into submission — hence the bondage imagery in early ‘Wonder Woman’ comics (Wonder Woman spends a lot of time chained or tied up). But Wonder…