India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified...

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By Malavika Rao On March 24, 2020, the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. In the past year, various state governments have...

Race Against Race

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From the Editors Dubois said that the enduring problem of the 20th Century would be race. He probably meant that the enduring problem for the...
memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

Myanmar: memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

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By Richard Dolan What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They...
Von der Leyen

Von der Leyen has violated one of the EU’s founding principles

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By Rainer Zitelmann European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has conceded that individual countries could have vaccinated their populations quicker had they acted alone rather than relying on the EU’s collective vaccine purchase and distribution program. She...

Anti-Asian racism during coronavirus: How the language of disease produces hate and violence

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By Paula Larsson Self-isolation. Quaratine. Lockdown. The outbreak of COVID-19 and its subsequent dissemination across the globe has left a shock wave of disbelief and confusion...

A Wake-up Call for the Corporate World

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By Christoph Burger, Antony Froggatt, Catherine Mitchell, and Jens Weinmann New regulations and opportunities in the decentralized energy market can be good for the planet and business.   January 2020 was...

COVID vaccines will be here soon – in the meantime, here’s how to stay...

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By Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Ana Paula Nacif With several COVID vaccines closing in on regulatory approval, we can start to imagine a future after...

COVID-19: Changes in Online Dating Business

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The world’s pandemic of COVID-19 has changed a lot in the lives of people in the last half a year. A lot of us...

The Coming War on China

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By John Pilger When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression...

Why People Trust Sharing Economy Strangers More Than Their Colleagues

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By Mareike Möhlmann Trust is a crucial element in any relationship, not least when financial transactions are taking place. The rise of sharing economy platforms...

China’s Pioneering Effort to Contain Virus Outbreak Economic and Human Costs of the New...

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By Dan Steinbock Chinese government has used strong measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The human costs and economic impact...

Hate Crime Laws Are a Form of Discrimination

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By James Jacobs In a hierarchy of victims, where do murdered police officers belong? The move to conceptualise attacks on police as hate crime is...

Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe?

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By Peter Koenig German Doctor, Co-founder of ACU - German Extra-Parliamentary Commission for (Covid) Investigation, Arrested - and Swiss Parliament extending the Swiss Covid Emergency...

How the EDGE Business Certification for Gender Equality is a Game Changer for Business...

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By Aniela Unguresan The achievement of gender equality in the workplace will improve culture, behaviours, profitability and productivity. Globally women generate 37% of global GDP...

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

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By Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez These days almost everyone has either flown a drone or listened to the nasty whining sound they produce. Although...

What moments of uncertainty mean for war – and peace – between global rivals

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By Douglas B. Atkinson The coronavirus pandemic has inflamed existing tensions between China and the US. China blamed the US for spreading the virus across international...

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

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By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial...
outlook

The Outlook For The Global Economy

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By Graham Vanbergen It really would be nice to think that Putin’s attack on Ukraine will be short-lived and the world begins its recovery from the...

Why Have Politicians Abandoned Economic and Financial Policies to Non-Elected Bankers?

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By Rodrigue Tremblay Since 1999, non-elected bankers have been in charge of economic policy in the US and other countries, with questionable results. Are we...
Taylor Swift at Grammys 2021

From Taylor Swift to BTS: Grammys 2021 Was a Much-needed Spectacle of Artistic Glory

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The 2021 Grammy Awards held last March 14 was, by all means, unconventionally spectacular on all accounts. From showcasing household names like Taylor Swift...

Mass shootings in the US have risen sharply in 2020 – why?

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By Craig Jackson Despite the US response to the coronavirus pandemic using sporadic stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, as at November 26 2020 there have been...

Cosmopolitan Conceptions? Biopolitics and Emiratisation in Dubai’s IVF “Reprohub”

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By Marcia C. Inhorn Despite the political tumult in the Arab world, Dubai continues to draw medical tourists from around the globe, including infertile “reprotravellers”...

Filming Genocide

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By William Guynn Film, with its tangible relationship to the world it “captures”, can offer us, in flashes of insight, an immediate and unexpected access...
David De Cremer

Transforming to Hybrid Work: The Importance of Cloud-Based Solutions

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By David De Cremer With the arrival of the pandemic, a new way of working also arrived: working remotely. Companies were forced to keep their...

Naturally Selected? Clues about Leadership from the Animal World

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By Mark van Vugt When thinking of a “successful executive”, we often use the description of an “alpha”, most of the time a male one,...

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

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By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about...

Financialisation, Neoliberalism and Economic Crises in the Advanced Economies

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By Dr Kalim Siddiqui Financialised capitalism emerged in the advanced economies during the last four decades. It has opened wider avenues to wealth formation and speculation,...

How the Brexit Referendum was Trumped: Personality, Protest and Patriotism

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By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson  In this article, the authors contend the electioneering style of what they label “Trumpism” was distinctly manifested and a...

The 2016 Elections: “The Bad Losers” and What They Fear Losing

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By Diana Johnstone If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. It seems...
Social Influencers

Ten Reasons Why Majority Of Millennial Wants To Be Social Influencers

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By Stella Lincoln Social media influencers have become significantly famous today. Here you become a blogger/influencer and have unique content; there, you gain thousands of...

Chile: The Capitalist Alternative to Venezuela in Latin America

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By Rainer Zitelmann Chile and Venezuela are the two counter-models in Latin America. Chile embodies the capitalist path, while Venezuela the socialist path. But Chile has...

North Korea – UN Security Council’s – 15 : 0; – Choking a Country...

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By Peter Koenig   The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is being choked into submission if not starvation by the UN Security Council, by a...

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

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By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries...

As the world watches US election, the appeal of America is diminished

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By Liam Kennedy A US presidential election always draws intense worldwide interest, in part due to the spectacle, but also because the leadership of the...

Identity Politics: Diversion from the Growing Economic Crisis?

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By Ghada Chehade Despite the reality of ever-increasing economic despair – including, and perhaps especially, for minorities – no one is willing to talk about class...
Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete...

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By Dr. Michelle O’Shea, Dr. Daryl Adair, Hazel Maxwell, and Dr. Megan Stronach The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has long tried to insulate itself from...

Donald Trump and the World: Five Challenges

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By Simon Reich The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really...

The Plight of Children in a Neoliberal World

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By Peter Koenig The NYT wrote yesterday, Christmas Day, that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not...

Conspiracy Theory – What Is It?

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By Peter Koenig Being blamed for disseminating “conspiracy theories” and therefore being a conspiracy theorist, is an extraordinarily and smart tactic used by the true...
Post-inauguration

Post-inauguration, restoring the soul of Biden’s America must be truly inclusive

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By Daniel McNeil Over the past few months, I’ve been editing a book about soulful beliefs, practices and feelings that overflow from their religious and...

Rebuilding Infected Economies: Without Deficits, Debt or Taxes

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By Dr Shann Turnbull European national and local governments possess the power to rebuild their infected economies with self-liquidating “Stamp Scrip” money. This could be achieved...

Democracy in Exile and the Curse of Totalitarianism

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By Henry Giroux With his white supremacist ideology and racist contempt for Muslims on full display, President Trump has issued an executive order banning all...

Zombie Politics

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By Alexander Cohen and Chase Pielak Zombies mirror deep seated cultural fears of lack of control, lawlessness, and powerlessness. In the modern world, they are a...
Digital Payment

Is a Cashless Society Realistic? The Rural Challenge to the Post-Pandemic “New Normal”

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By Aaron van Klyton and Juan Fernando Tavera-Mesías Mobile banking and digital payments (“m-payments”) were already core features of government development policies aimed at beefing...
Dark Web Design

The Rise of Dark Web Design: How Sites Manipulate You into Clicking

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By Daniel Fitton The vast majority of websites you visit now greet you with a pop-up. This annoying impediment to your seamless web browsing is...

The Bilderbergers in Switzerland

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By Peter Koenig The 67th Bilderberg Meeting will take place in Montreux, Switzerland from 30 May – 2 June 2019, where the about 130 invitees...

How Women Leaders Build Careers They Thrive In

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By Christie Hunter Arscott and Lauren Noël Early career women understand that building a career and life they thrive in is no small feat. Instead,...

Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie

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By Peter Koenig When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner’s 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela’s National Holiday,...

9 reasons you can be optimistic that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be widely...

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By William Petri As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021. I...
artists and cultural industries

How to Help Artists and Cultural Industries Recover from the COVID-19 Disaster

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By Louis-Etienne Dubois, David Gauntlett, and Ramona Pringle To say that 2020 has been rough for the cultural and creative industries is an understatement. More...
2022 Headlines

Here are Some of the Political Events that Will Dominate Headlines in 2022

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By Thomas Klassen Last year started out hopeful with the emergence of COVID-19 vaccines, but quickly proved to be a challenging year for governments and...
Generation Z

Generation Z: when it comes to behaviour, not all digital natives look alike

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By Elodie Gentina and Emma Parry Gradually over the past few years, the once-ubiquitous discussions about millennials are being replaced by an interest in the...

Corporate Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Test

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By Kalyah Ford and Renée Karibi-Whyte As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts hundreds of thousands of lives and the very fabric of society globally, corporate philanthropy is playing a...

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

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By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are...

The New Global COVID-19 Threat: Misguided Policies, Virulent Strains, New Waves, and Lost Years

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By Dan Steinbock              As the COVID-19 epicenter has moved from the Americas to India and poorer economies and G20 countries remain severely affected, the...

How coronavirus might have changed TV viewing habits for good – new research

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By Catherine Johnson and Lauren Dempsey As new social restrictions are imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, it will be no surprise if people...
Vaccine Nationalism Is a Multilateral, Neocolonial Failure

Vaccine Nationalism Is a Multilateral, Neocolonial Failure

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock In the coming months, vaccine nationalism is likely to compound COVID-19 economic damage and penalize more lives. It reflects the utter...

La Rinconada – The Devil’s Paradise

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By Peter Koenig La Rinconada, 5,000 to 5,400m above sea level, corrugated iron shacks, glued to the hills of the surrounding mountains, home to some...
Multilingual conferences

Found in Translation: Multilingual conferences don’t need to face barriers to communication

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If you’ve ever been in the audience for a conference or symposium, it’s likely you introduced yourself to fellow attendees at a break in...

Culture, Power and Applied Anthropology in a Corporate Setting

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By Amitai Touval Businesses rely on experts to intervene in situations in which organisational culture intersects with problems of power and control. While anthropologists are...

Food – Wars and Pharma – Trailblazing the Way to Human Demise

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By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig connects the dots and sheds light on how food, drugs, and bombs all play together in the...

The Rise of Shenzhen and BYD – How a Chinese Corporate Pioneer is Leading...

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By Taylor Ogan and Xiangming Chen While the world is focusing on if the Chinese government can be a trusted and reliable leader in dealing...

Be a Fool! It’s What Crisis Leadership Really Needs

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By David De Cremer It’s hard to see a crisis coming. Crisis situations usually arrive at moments we do not expect it and as a...

What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and...

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By Helen Wall, Alex Balani and Derek Larkin While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing...

Pandemic Debt and the Battle over MMT

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By Graham Vanbergen Some governments around the world are making a strategic economic gamble to solve the problem of managing unsustainable debt. In a world...
Covid-19

COVID-19 Could Nudge Minds and Societies Towards Authoritarianism

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By Leor Zmigrod It is a little-known fact that humans have not one but two immune systems. The first, the biophysical immune system – the...

Gender Confessions and Postmodern Auto Da-Fé

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By Julian Vigo Transgender politics today function very similarly to auto da-fé where the subject must not only have something to confess, she is obligated...

Venezuela – Towards an Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Government of Venezuela called an international Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, 14-16 June, 2018 – to debate the current foreign injected economic...

North Korea – Killer Sanctions Imposed by the Foremost Institution of Peace and Justice...

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations was created to safeguard peace, justice, and security at a time when the “world was in ruins”. In this...

“Empowering Women Makes Economic Sense”

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Interview with James Zhan Foreign investment holds enormous potential for women’s empowerment through the creation of formal jobs and business linkages – and this is...

The Corona Crisis: The Rothschilds? Bill Gates? The Search for a Scapegoat Has Begun

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By Rainer Zitelmann It is almost a law of human nature: In any crisis, natural disaster or epidemic, sooner or later people will begin to search...

Bigotry for Profit and “Fun:” Traversing the Wasteland of U.S. Election News

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By Anthony DiMaggio By now, many Americans are familiar with CBS President Les Moonves’ infamous comment that journalists’ sensationalistic fixation on the Donald Trump “circus”...

Perceived as Normal

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By Jean Halley and Amy Eshleman To be perceived as normal means to have power and privilege. Queer and feminist movements help us to see...

Trump’s Next Target: World Trade Organization

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By Dan Steinbock   In the past few months, the Trump White House has started trade wars against its major trade partners, particularly China, and...

Happiness Is A Place Between Too Little And Too Much

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By Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen School meals are never termed “free” in Finland; they are simply called “lunch”. Alongside Sweden; Finland is one of...

Why Greater Gender Equality in Male-Dominated Sectors is Good For Women and Industry –...

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By Tessa Wright This article explores the working lives of women in manual and professional construction and transport occupations, finding that lesbians and heterosexual women...

Open Letter to the Covid-Corrupted Media

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By Peter Koenig We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid. Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else...

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

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By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and...

The Story of Trump’s Perilous Iran Escalation

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By Dan Steinbock                                                           The Trump assassination of major general Qasem Soleimani reflects regime change efforts - withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, new...
Tokyo_Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: no spectators is bad for business, but hosting could still bring long-term...

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By Mike Duigan Japanese Olympics minister Tamayo Marukawa has confirmed that, due to COVID, no spectators will be allowed to attend Tokyo 2020. This comes after initial announcements in...

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

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By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance....
Denmark

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...

The Most Comprehensive Predictions Guide to 2021

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By Graham Vanbergen The year 2020 will inevitably be etched into our memories no matter how forgettable we want it to be. It was a...

6 Discussions To Have With Your Employees When Coming Back To Office

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By David Kelly The current COVID-19 situation drastically changed the way we perceive a traditional workplace and remote working. Due to government-imposed restrictions and measurements,...
Workplace Integration and Gender Attitudes

Workplace Integration and Gender Attitudes

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By Gordon B. Dahl, Andreas Kotsadam and Dan-Olof Rooth Women make up close to half of the labor force in most developed countries, yet occupational...

Hong Kong and the Audacity of the United States

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By Peter Koenig People often ask and hint at the similarities between the Hong Kong protests and the French Yellow Vests. The former...

Increased Digitalisation of Services Trade in Today’s Global Economic Paralysis

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By Sarita D. Jackson During the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increased role of cross-border trade in services through digital technology. The digitalisation of...

Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave

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By Jimmy Whitworth As the northern hemisphere moves into winter, coronavirus rates are rising in parts of Europe and the USA. Experts are warning of...
Pilates,

Pilates, Fruit and Amazon’s Zen Booths: Why Workplace Wellbeing Efforts Can Fall Short

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By Stephen Bevan Corporate giant Amazon is taking heat over reports of its WorkingWell initiative, a physical and mental health programme intended to improve employee health...
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Growing up in lockdown: young people give their perspectives

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By Professor Barry Percy-Smith Throughout the pandemic, decisions made by adults have had a significant impact on all aspects of young people’s lives, yet...

Why Gender Inequality Persists

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By Mary Evans Gender inequality persists throughout the world. Even if the forms of that inequality differ from those of the past, there are still...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

Communities, Not Countries, are Best Equipped to Fix the World’s Economic Woes

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By Peter Block As anxieties about an economically unstable future grow globally, there is an alternative mindset much closer to home–literally just around the corner,...
Ukraine

Help Ukraine Today – Save Europe’s Future!

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On February 24, Russian troops invaded the territory of independent and free Ukraine and began bombing its cities. The attack took place in the...
Decentralised Finance

Decentralised Finance and UNSDGs – How should regulators respond?

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By Dr Iwa Salami This article looks at what Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is and its potential to facilitate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development...

Decentralised finance calls into question whether the crypto industry can ever be regulated

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By Dr Iwa Salami As stock markets around the world struggle through the pandemic, Bitcoin has seen a steady rise in its price. The...

Is a Languages Strategy Essential for Britain’s Economy to Prosper Post Brexit?

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By Gabrielle Hogan-Brun Britain hopes to draw on the trade relationships of the former Commonwealth to grow its economy post Brexit. Could this place too...

Lesbian Culture Is Being Erased Because Investors Think Only Gay Men (And Straight People)...

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By Marcie Bianco Money is an ideology. It has value because we believe it does. Similarly, consumer confidence–the quintessential barometer for investors–holds incredible sway in...

As COVID-19 Goes Global, New Risks Increase

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By Dan Steinbock In addition to the Chinese mainland, the struggle against the new cases and outbreak clusters of the COVID-19 is shifting to countries...

Neither Wanting Nor Seeking Truth

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By Bruce Fein The media brims with false, misleading or distorted news. But it is not primarily their fault. Their largely segmented audiences covet...

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