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Davos: Seizing the Moment – Or Not

The man himself was unable to attend the proceedings in Davos – he has other commitments, including an appointment with destiny next Friday. In his stead, the future disruptor-in-chief dispatched his wingman Anthony Scaramucci to Switzerland to make comforting noises.

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Narendra Modi: Giving India Its Due

He definitely is the man of the moment. The establishment may disagree, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India sprang a surprise on his political opponents who had earlier dismissed him as a knee-jerk populist, peddling simplistic solutions to complex

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The Roca Brothers: Community-Based Solutions for Food Security

To become the best is not necessary to go global. Spain’s three Roca brothers, celebrated as royalty in foodie circles, believe that food security begins at home. The brothers have repeatedly questioned the viability of current agribusiness models which see

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Nordea Asset Management: Pinch, Push, and Shift…

While financial markets globally have undergone substantial stress and change, an increasing number of mainstream investors see ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) integration as a way to improve their long-term financial performance and to respond to the increasing client demand

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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

“When the middle class constitutes only 20–30 percent of the population, it may side with antidemocratic forces because it fears the intentions of the large mass of poor people below it and the populist policies they may pursue.” For Francis

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Young Congresswoman Refuses to Play Nice

It takes the gumption of a hero to identify as a socialist in the United States, and something of a miracle to get elected to public office under a red banner. But that is what 29-year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has

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Bill Mitchell: Saving Capitalism from Itself

Proponents of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) often manage to elicit a nod from more orthodox peers that acknowledges their existence – but does not necessarily imply recognition. Frequently derided as apologists for free spending, MMT fans insist that austerity is

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Vincent Cerf: Father of the Internet Looking for Ways to Preserve His Work

Vince Cerf had absolutely no idea that his creation would be hijacked by big business, encourage tunnel vision, and spread misinformation. He just wanted to build a medium that allowed for the sharing of useful information. Cerf and his colleague

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador: The Remaking of Mexico

Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, seems to have given up on his promise to bring corrupt officials to justice, saying his administration doesn’t have enough prison space for all of them. Andrés Manuel López Obrador – AMLO for

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Satoshi Nakamoto: To Be or Not to Be

The dormant P2P Foundation account of Satoshi Nakamoto – the man, or group of people, who invented Bitcoin – sprang back to life early December, with a single mysterious, and so-far undefined, word: “nour”. Nakamoto, or the person using his

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