Fintech’s Problem With Race

May 11, 2021

It’s been a turbulent year for the fintech industry. The pandemic had its effect on the sector, just as it did on many others, in strange and contradictory ways. Experts are predicting that COVID-19 will drive more people into the fintech market while simultaneously slowing down the...

For a Few Billion Dollars More
May 05, 2021

For a Few Billion Dollars More

Is Bill Gates a Danger to Humanity?
Apr 20, 2021

Is Bill Gates a Danger to Humanity?

Cults Have Conquered Wall Street
Feb 19, 2021

Cults Have Conquered Wall Street

Tech Exodus: Is Silicon Valley in Trouble?

Tech Exodus: Is Silicon Valley in Trouble?

Feb 02, 2021

On January 7, the news media announced that Elon Musk had surpassed Jeff Bezos as “the richest person on Earth.” I have a personal interest in the story. Two of my neighbors just bought a Tesla, and this morning, on the highway between Geneva and Lausanne, an angry Tesla driver flashed me...

Learning to Become the World’s Second-Richest Man

Learning to Become the World’s Second-Richest Man

Dec 16, 2020

After officially eclipsing Bill Gates to reach the rank of the second-richest person on the planet, Elon Musk clearly deserved a lengthy video interview with the Wall Street Journal. It could probe into how Musk managed to become the world’s wealthiest and most admired innovator. The Journal...

Who Owns Intellectual Property?

Who Owns Intellectual Property?

Dec 10, 2020

John Bolton has done many things in his past, including serving as US ambassador to the United Nations and as national security adviser to President Donald Trump. Wikipedia calls him a “diplomat” because of the posts he has occupied, but both his discourse and his actions in the world of...

The Rise of the Digital Émigré

The Rise of the Digital Émigré

Nov 20, 2020

The French word “émigré” specifically refers to people who leave their home country for political reasons, a self-exile of sorts. In that sense, it’s a very different term from “immigrant,” “expat” or “nomad.” In history, émigrés have fled abroad to escape from revolutions in...

Playing the Market No Longer Resembles a Game

Playing the Market No Longer Resembles a Game

Oct 08, 2020

Despite their exponentially growing fortunes, life is becoming harder for the world’s richest billionaires. The Guardian’s Warren Murray offers his top story of the day with this headline: “Billionaires ‘worried by own sheer wealth.’”  The Swiss bank UBS has been studying the...

Making Ayurveda More Relevant for Millennials

Making Ayurveda More Relevant for Millennials

Jul 29, 2020

A fact commonly overlooked about India is that it is home to Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine. Ayurveda is seen by several Indians as an alternative, healthier medicinal system as it is based completely on natural products. In 1917, Ram Dayal Joshi Sharma and Ram Narayan Sharma, who are...

Is the Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine a Ponzi Scheme?

Is the Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine a Ponzi Scheme?

Jul 27, 2020

Some news items manage to sum up in a simple and succinct narrative the entire madness of a phase of human history. We are now living in the era of hyperreality, in which everything that appears superficially ordered by logical principles is in reality structured by forces we have been trained not...

What Has COVID-19 Done to Small Businesses?

What Has COVID-19 Done to Small Businesses?

Jul 27, 2020

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are businesses with revenues, assets or employees below a certain threshold. SMEs are important to the health of any country as they tend to form the backbone of the economy. When compared to large enterprises, SMEs are generally greater in...

How Tech Innovation Can Revive the US Economy

How Tech Innovation Can Revive the US Economy

Jun 29, 2020

As groundbreaking as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is in its scope, sticker-price and level of bipartisan endorsement, the global pandemic it was rightly drafted to combat remains even more historic. Economists will be measuring the impact of the novel coronavirus...

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...

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