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Trending: Platform Cooperatives?

One of the hot trends in today’s economy are “platforms” which enable “peer-to-peer” transactions. AirBnB was a pioneer, Uber is the prime example. The “platform” in question is an internet service accessed through mobile devices which manages the matchmaking, taking a fee from each “peer” transaction. 1,064 more words

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The Politics of Negative Interest Rates - Project Syndicate op-ed

ATHENS – Objects of desire come at a cost. Only bad things, like toxic waste, have a negative price, the equivalent of a fee payable to anyone willing to make them disappear. 23 more words

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The Emperor Has No Balls: Are the Trump Statues Body Shaming or Legitimate Political Commentary?

Ellin Jimmerson —

Last Thursday, something unusual happened in America. In a country uncomfortable with both political discussions and art which is not decorative, we heatedly discussed a statue. 1,691 more words

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Is Our Country as Good as Our Athletes Are? by David Brooks - The New York Times

“….  In fact, America succeeds in global trade about as well as at the Olympics. We rank third, behind Switzerland and Singapore, in global competitive rankings put out by the World Economic Forum. 106 more words

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Benita Matofska on "What is the Sharing Economy?"

In the last couple of years, we have all heard a lot about “the sharing economy”, with considerable excitement and little precision. I don’t think there is complete agreement on what this term means, or what we want it to mean. 707 more words

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"Merkel has no plan" - interviewed by Die Welt's editor, Stefan Aust

A few weeks ago, Stefan Aust, Die Welt’s editor and formerly the heart and soul of Der Spiegel, paid me a visit at our Aegina house. 3,339 more words

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