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Cyprus – A Few Thoughts

The confiscation of a large proportion of Cypriot bank deposits – above a €100000 threshold – as part of a financial program between Cyprus and the EU/IMF signals a new chapter in the developing crisis. Here are a few thoughts … Continue reading

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Higher Education – The Impact of the Internet has been underestimated

The established model of higher education is roughly as follows. A young person – typically 18 to 22 years old – dedicates a portion of their lives, usually 3 or 4 years, to the acquisition of a piece of paper, … Continue reading

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Anxious Economic Gravity

Watch this lecture at the LSE by Jon Moynihan of PA Consulting to realize that western economic decline will continue and that the central cause is the massive wage disparity between the advanced economies and developing countries. The figures he … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Reset

Since the collapse of Lehman Bros. in September 2008 the global financial system has been on life support. The insolvent banking system was rescued at the cost of a greatly increased sovereign debt burden. To support the financing of this … Continue reading

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Demography is Destiny

The recent news that the Japanese diaper market for old folks is now larger than that for babies caught a lot of attention. Japan is at the leading edge of a demographic change that is now impacting on all the rich countries … Continue reading

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What is behind India’s Rape Problem?

The recent tragic death of a young Indian woman after she was gang-raped in Delhi gathered extraordinary attention around the world. However, it has been clear for quite a while to any reader of the Indian media, where cases of rape … Continue reading

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Is the Rate of Innovation Slowing Down?

Technological innovation is vital to human well-being. In a world of steadily increasing population and steadily declining natural resource quality and quantity, only innovation makes it possible for us to maintain our quality of life, let alone improve it. Read … Continue reading

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