Learning to Live in the World Instead of Ruling It

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By John Grant So how should Americans live in this new world? That’s the crossroads we’re at, the question at hand. Some advocate a very...
Post-9/11 War

Requiem for the Post-9/11 Wars, and those to Come

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock For days, international media have been promoting the 20-year anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. That day, I...
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...

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Forth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana., Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference,...

America at War with Itself

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By Henry A. Giroux As the United States has moved from a welfare to a warfare state, it has militarised every aspect of society. This...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Popular Culture and Social Justice: Desegregating Popular Culture for Equal Representation

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By Yuya Kiuchi Popular culture reflects who we are. Today, so-called “mainstream” popular culture excludes the minority population and their voices. In order to truly...

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

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By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

Emoji: New Language or Trend?

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By Marcel Danesi As societies change and grow, language too, evolves. In this article, the author analyses the rise of the emoji as a means...
Ukraine war evidence of atrocities in Kyiv's suburbs strengthens case for a harder line against Russia

Ukraine War: Evidence of Atrocities in Kyiv’s Suburbs Strengthens Case for a Harder Line...

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By Dr Anastasiia Kudlenko When Ukraine learned on April 2 that the whole Kyiv region had been liberated from Russian troops, there was barely any...

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 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...
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...

Capitalism in Intensive Care

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By Graham Vanbergen As the COVID crisis grips the world economy, Graham Vanbergen concludes that capitalism itself has suffered a near-fatal heart attack and that the...

Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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By Alan Bradshaw Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social...

Japan’s Politics is Opening Up to Women, But Don’t Expect a Feminist Revolution Yet

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By Emma Dalton and Mari Miura Three women have in recent months been appointed to politically powerful positions in Japan. But even as seeing...

Water is Life – They are Stealing our Livelihood and We aren’t Even Noticing

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By Peter Koenig Today, 22 March 2018, marks World Water Day. It is also the week, when the 8th World Water Forum (WWF-8) convenes, 18...

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

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By Steven Cohen A sustainable environment and economy are possible only if they provide support to a sustainable lifestyle. This is a way of life...

Are We on the Verge of Becoming Western Money Slaves?

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By Peter Koenig Masked by economic “innovations”, the New World Order continues work its way to total world manipulation. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates...

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...

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...

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,...
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...

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...

Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

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By Henry A. Giroux Trump’s election has unleashed a brand of savage capitalism that not only has and will continue to have horrible consequences, but...

Yemen – Prisoner Swap and What May be Behind it.

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By Peter Koenig Background The fourth batch of Yemeni detainees has arrived the in Sana’a as part of the largest prisoner swap between the country’s warring...

Belarus – A Color Revolution of a Different Shade?

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By Peter Koenig Belarus in turmoil, after an election where the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko – 25 years already in power (in office since 1994)...

How Cryptocurrency Can Help Non-profits and Investors Thrive in the ‘New Normal’

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By Thomas Cauley A decade ago nonprofit leaders were talking about the ways donors could change the world through social media. Today we’re talking about cryptocurrency. The...

“The COVID-19 Crisis” as an Opportunity for Introspection: A Multi-level Reflection on Values, Needs,...

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By Simon L. Dolan, Mario Raich, Anat Garti and Avishai Landau The current period of misery and even despair surround us. It is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on...

COVID vaccines: combining AstraZeneca and Pfizer may boost immunity – new study

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By Professor Tracy Hussell Late last year, I asked: is it safe to have more than one type of COVID-19 vaccine? A trial has now addressed that question,...

United Nations – Celebrating 70 Years of Human Rights – And Condoning 70 Years...

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By Peter Koenig On 14 of May 1948 – Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land, called Palestine, supported by a UN Resolution sponsored...

Dogged by Charges of Racism Where is Trump’s Concern for American Workers?

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By Kim Petersen Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s base as “deplorables” holding racist attitudes. Indeed, many of Trump’s policies do negatively target people...

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...

Weaponising the World Bank and IMF – PressTV Interview

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By Peter Koenig Are these so-called financial institutions guilty of that, and how do they do it? – If so, this would  point to the...

Japan’s “Comfort Women” Asian Protests and Imperial Japan’s Sexual Slavery

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By Dan Steinbock   Recently, another Philippine statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has been removed. As international pressure is rising, it is time for Abe...

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...

Cheap and Clean: Attitudes to Energy in a USA Concerned with Climate Change

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By Stephen Ansolabehere and David Konisky In light of the recent agreement between the US and China to cut greenhouse gas emissions, US climate policy...

The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the...

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By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian...

The Frighteningly High Human and Financial Costs of War

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By Rami G Khouri The ravages and costs of war can persist for generations after the fighting and bombing stop. We have always known that war...

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...

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...

US-China History and Where We Are Today

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By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a...
trickle-down economics

Is this the end of trickle-down economics?

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By Graham Vanbergen The global pandemic has changed everything, highlighting the failures of economic policy that has dominated the Western world for the last 50...

The Problems of Unfree Trade: Various Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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By Binoy Kampmark How free is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Covering a region spanning 40 percent of the world’s GDP and 12 signatory states, an argument...

Agile Anarchy is the Name of the Future

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By Guido Stein and Alberto Barrachina To build agile organizations you must understand human relationships 1. Change> Transform Your Approach to Transformation This technical note explores some...
digital health care

Good governance is the missing prescription for better digital health care

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By Linying Dong Recently Ontario released its Digital First for Health strategy — aiming to further digitize health care and end the problem of overcrowded hospitals and “hallway...

WHY DO I LIVE HERE?: On Muslim youth growing up on the front lines...

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By Reva Jaffe Walter Denmark has some of the most restrictive immigration and refugee policies in Europe. Muslim youth are at the front lines of...

After the Election: Don’t Panic, Think!

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By Diana Johnstone In 2016, the fundamentally undemocratic U.S. two-party system presented the public with the two most hated candidates in history. The choice was...

The Rise of the Chinese Economy and Growing Concerns in the United States

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By Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction The article discusses recent global economic changes and will largely focus on two of the worlds’ largest economies, namely China and...

ICC debacles – and the Philippines

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By Dr Dan Steinbock  After the Philippine withdrawal from the ICC, the battlelines against the Duterte government are politicized – and messy. In the first half...

A Change Must Come: Race and Reform in Workplace Law

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By Phillis H. Rambsy  Racial minorities seeking legal recourse for racial discrimination in the workplace often find that, if the law offers any remedies at all,...

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...

“Without Haste But Without Pause”: Cuba-US Relations in the Age of Obama

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By John M. Kirk and Stephen Kimber This article analyses the significance of the March 2016 visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama, assesses changes...

When “A Little Corruption” In Mexico Goes Too Far

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By Duggan Flanakin “Corruption is not a disagreeable characteristic of the Mexican political system: it is the system.”Gabriel Zaid, La Economia Presidencial  “It is widely known,” Mexican journalist Ricardo Ravelo wrote in...

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era of Fake...

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By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes...

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...

Abstract Submissions Are Now Accepted for Presentation at Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference

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Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference – science for a better tomorrow. Abstracts are now accepted for presentation at one of the world’s most renowned...

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...
Trade Liberalisation

Trade Liberalisation, Comparative Advantage, and Economic Development: A Historical Perspective

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction This article critically analyses the theoretical and empirical basis of trade liberalisation and finds that the arguments of many mainstream...

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...

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...
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...

Food and Fuel Excess: The Dark Side of America’s Exceptionalism

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By Robert Paarlberg By a wide margin, the United States leads the rich countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) both in...

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...

Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations Universal Children's Day – 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that...
ukraine war

Ukraine War: What Are The Risks That Russia Will Turn To Its Nuclear Arsenal?

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Is Russia now led by someone who would contemplate using nuclear weapons without any great concern? Over Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has dropped some pretty big...

Sound as Popular Culture

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By Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze Sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analysed in an innovative way. From the roar...

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...

Recognition of Arbitral Awards in the US – US Courts Explore Two Sides of...

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By Theresa Bowman and Charles Camp Charles Camp and Theresa Bowman share their assessment of two important US District Court disagreements regarding the appropriate procedure...

Duped, Guilty Pleasure, Irony, and Camp: Consuming Fake News

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By Roscoe Scarborough Drawing on forty in-depth interviews with self-proclaimed “bad TV” watchers about their media consumption, this research examines how people consume fake news....

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...

White Capital, Black Labour and the After Lives of the Race Problem in Modern...

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By Paul R.D. Lawrie Racism still remains to be a part of white Americans’ subconsciousness. This article discusses the history of racial politics, the persistence...

Venezuela – A Tribute for Her Endless Pursuit of Democracy

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By Peter Koenig Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy – pushing ahead with the 6 December 2020 National Assembly (NA) elections – despite...
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...

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...

Italy and France need more capitalism

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By Dr. Rainer Zitelmann The coronavirus pandemic is not the reason for France’s and Italy’s current poor economic health, it simply exposes pre-existing conditions that...

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...

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...

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,...
Paralympics

Tokyo 2020: Does the Paralympics Empower Disabled People?

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By Christopher Brown The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are being used as a catalyst for a new global campaign aimed at removing discrimination faced by disabled people. Entitled...

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...
Human innovation

Human Uniqueness At The Dawn Of Intelligent Machines

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By Mario Raich, Simon L. Dolan, Dr. Dave Ulrich and Claudio Cisullo Every generation wants to improve on the previous generation; however, this generation risks...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?

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By Peter Koenig Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to...

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”...

Pay Secrecy

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By Adrian Furnham Even with today’s rapidly progressing society, there still exists a certain stigma towards the topic of salary or compensation. Employees have taken...

How to Understand Syria’s “Proxy war” – And Who’s Fighting For Whom

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By Simon Mabon As another attempted ceasefire falls apart, the destruction of the Syrian people and state goes on. The country’s economy has been annihilated, and...

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,...

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett For seventy years, one of the critical foundations of American power has been the dollar’s standing as the...
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...
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...

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...

Why another lockdown might be needed in February 2021

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By Dr Peter Sivey and Dr James Gaughan England recently emerged from a four-week lockdown into a series of tiered restrictions, and there is good...

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...

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

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By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses...
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...

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