Is Spying an Art or a Crime?

Jul 21, 2021

The New York Times on Monday reported that the US has accused China “of breaching Microsoft email systems used by many of the world’s largest companies.” On the same day, The Washington Post announced the findings of an investigation into “spyware licensed by an Israeli firm to governments...

“The Golden One,” a Metapolitical Influencer
Jul 08, 2021

“The Golden One,” a Metapolitical Influencer

Facebook Escapes Hanging
Jun 30, 2021

Facebook Escapes Hanging

Should Billionaires Be Taxed Differently?
Jun 15, 2021

Should Billionaires Be Taxed Differently?

How the Tech Giants Work for the Security State

How the Tech Giants Work for the Security State

Jun 14, 2021

The United States proudly believes in its uniqueness as the one nation in this corrupt world that remains dedicated to the freedom of its citizens. That belief is part of the nation’s founding myth. Americans see their nation as representing an ideal, a model for all other nations to emulate....

The Champion in the Art of Tax Avoidance Can Now be Crowned

The Champion in the Art of Tax Avoidance Can Now be Crowned

Jun 04, 2021

On June 3, The Guardian revealed that a company valued at over $1 trillion banked its profits without sacrificing a penny in corporate taxes. If it was not for the fact that the firm, whose headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, generated a net profit “equal to nearly three-quarters of Ireland’s...

Could This Have Been a Zoom Call?

Could This Have Been a Zoom Call?

Jun 04, 2021

The silver lining amidst the trauma and tragedy of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was the 7% decrease in carbon emissions worldwide — 2.4 billion fewer tons than in 2019 — that accompanied quarantines, lockdowns and the resulting decrease in travel. With vaccination rates picking up...

Why a Focus on Green Hydrogen Is a Mistake

Why a Focus on Green Hydrogen Is a Mistake

May 12, 2021

Great expectations are placed on hydrogen as an energy carrier. In the future, the climate-neutral molecule will replace fossil fuels in applications where direct electrification is impossible or too expensive. This enables effective climate protection in energy-intensive industries, heavy...

Fintech’s Problem With Race

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...

Will We Wake Up to the Big Tech Distraction Crisis?

Will We Wake Up to the Big Tech Distraction Crisis?

May 07, 2021

Big Tech and the devices and apps it produces consume the world’s collective attention in pursuit of profit. Tech giants need to find a better purpose if they are going to retain society’s permission to dominate our lives in the way they currently do. Society is distracted, our attention...

Corruption, an Unnecessary Evil

Corruption, an Unnecessary Evil

May 06, 2021

Since the United Nations Convention Against Corruption was adopted in October 2003, International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on December 9. In the context of the ongoing pandemic, António Guterres, the UN secretary general, had a clear message: “Corruption is...

Are Americans Waiting for a Cyber Apocalypse?

Are Americans Waiting for a Cyber Apocalypse?

Apr 30, 2021

America has a serious infrastructure problem. Maybe when I say that what comes to mind are all the potholes on your street. Or the dismal state of public transportation in your city. Or crumbling bridges all over the country. But that’s so 20th century of you. America’s most urgent...

It’s Time to Invest in Curiosity

It’s Time to Invest in Curiosity

Apr 29, 2021

After a year of enduring barriers imposed by the pandemic, scientists have good reason to welcome the Biden administration's first budget request, which includes significant increases in funding for technology and innovation. Scientific progress requires this investment — indeed, it requires...

America Approves of Big Tech’s Creative Destruction

America Approves of Big Tech’s Creative Destruction

Apr 26, 2021

Something radical happened in the 18th century. A motley band of Europeans that had begun to develop a bustling civilization along a stretch of the North American Atlantic coast decided that their way of thinking and doing business no longer needed to reflect European habits and modes of...

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