Tag: finance

Is Sustainable Finance More Hype Than Hope?

Is Sustainable Finance More Hype Than Hope?

In recent years, and even more in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become evident that finance must contribute to the development of a more sustainable economy. However, the current sustainable finance landscape is characterized by heterogeneous concepts, definitions, and industry and...

Bitcoins for the Uninitiated: An Introduction

Bitcoins for the Uninitiated: An Introduction

What are the shortcomings of investing in Bitcoin? Let’s start at the beginning: What, you might ask, is a "Bitcoin"? A Bitcoin is a cyber monetary unit used in a revolutionary financial system known as Bitcoin, applicable to real-world transactions. The notion of a cyber monetary unit...

Democracy and Intelligence: An Uneasy Working Partnership

Democracy and Intelligence: An Uneasy Working Partnership

Despite the controversies over the past decade, the US has a good track record of maintaining its democratic traditions while still using secret intelligence services to preserve national security. In 1777, George Washington wrote that the “necessity of procuring good intelligence is...

Restricting Capabilities: P2P Microfinance in China and India

Restricting Capabilities: P2P Microfinance in China and India

P2P Microfinance platforms have the ability to bring prosperity to millions in China and India, but the ability of these organizations to create change is dependent upon the regulatory policies implemented by both the Chinese and Indian governments. Opinion/Commentary: Keith Hilden, with...

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