Media Match of the Century: Joe Rogan vs. The New York Times

May 27, 2020

Bari Weiss is one of those oddly uninteresting personalities that The New York Times loves to elevate to the status of a columnist because her opinions reflect a certain strain of not quite hip but sufficiently arrogant trendiness that The Times finds marketable to its readership. Weiss conforms...

How the Hertz Bankruptcy Hurts the Brand
May 26, 2020

How the Hertz Bankruptcy Hurts the Brand

Will Qatar Succeed in Hosting the First Carbon-Neutral World Cup?

Will Qatar Succeed in Hosting the First Carbon-Neutral World Cup?

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China
May 22, 2020

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China

The Colorful World of Coronavirus Conspiracies

The Colorful World of Coronavirus Conspiracies

May 13, 2020

A few days ago, thousands of demonstrators gathered in a number of German cities, ignoring government restrictions and guidelines regarding social distancing or the wearing of protective face masks. Among the demonstrators were many ordinary citizens, but also extremists from both sides of the...

Joe Rogan Defeats Elon Musk

Joe Rogan Defeats Elon Musk

May 13, 2020

Multibillionaire and hyperreal hero Elon Musk shocked the world last week when he dramatically tweeted that he is “selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house.” One of his fans tweeted back with this question: “Are you doing it because you need the cash or is this to protest...

Do You Need Intelligence to Get Through University?

Do You Need Intelligence to Get Through University?

May 12, 2020

René Descartes famously wrote in Latin, “cogito, ergo sum” or “I think, therefore I am.” He believed that the way we think implies an awareness of the act of thinking. In contrast to other living species, this endows us with a sense of “self,” an identity. In other words, what we call...

A Better Way to Connect in Lockdown

A Better Way to Connect in Lockdown

May 11, 2020

Easter Sunday morning and the three Sundays since, I’ve sheltered at home on my sofa between my wife and adult son, both Catholics, to listen to Holy Mass livecast from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. I play the sound through stereo speakers carefully arranged to create a 3D audio...

No, 5G Didn’t Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic

No, 5G Didn't Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 11, 2020

What a strange, twisted time we’re all experiencing at the moment. It would be bad enough if all we had to contend with was a novel virus, a lockdown and a projected 12 to 18-month wait for a vaccine. Unfortunately, there are those among us who are indulging in the spread of...

The Short-Lived Renaissance of the US Oil Industry

The Short-Lived Renaissance of the US Oil Industry

May 05, 2020

When US oil prices dropped to below zero in April, the media reacted in the same way they do to any radical change in the status quo. Even though it is entirely about human behavior, the media painted the plunge in price as the equivalent of a natural catastrophe due to its unexpected effect on...

China’s Uncertain Recovery From COVID-19

China’s Uncertain Recovery From COVID-19

Apr 29, 2020

A lot has changed since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wuhan, China, in December last year. While much remains unknown about the new coronavirus, COVID-19 has since spread rapidly from its origin in China to every corner of the world except Antarctica. Unlike previous health crises...

Fintech: Embracing the Digital Age in the Time of Social Distancing

Fintech: Embracing the Digital Age in the Time of Social Distancing

The COVID-19 global pandemic has become a make-it-or-break-it moment for many businesses, particularly startups and industry disruptors. With market forces and rules being reshaped daily at lightning speed, large swaths of the world have been forced to adopt technology and embrace the digital age...

Finding Work in the Middle of a Pandemic

Finding Work in the Middle of a Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

It seems that the impacts of COVID-19 have reached nearly every part of the globe. Schools have closed, businesses have shuttered and economies ground to a halt. In the US, 26 million have filed for unemployment benefits since the outbreak of the pandemic. A survey found that 99% of doctors in the...

India’s Tactical Victory on HCQ Misses the Bigger Picture

India's Tactical Victory on HCQ Misses the Bigger Picture

Apr 27, 2020

Amid the debate surrounding COVID-19, the rhetoric around hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the United States and India is the best example of the populism of our times. Earlier on in the pandemic, anecdotal evidence from France led US President Donald Trump to proclaim that all the patients should try...

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