Evolutionary theory has a major dictum: That humans won’t stay how they used to be.
Mao’s spirit influences Chinese politics to this day and the power struggle for his legacy is still raging.
Merkel will probably succeed to stay on course but Italians prefer to focus on a sunken ship. This tells a lot about the boring German election campaign and Mediterranean disinterest.
A congressional rejection of the military intervention in Syria will give Obama the right excuse to avoid military action and to accomplish his mission: calling the Russian bluff with a bluff.
Exports are considered to be the driving force in booming economies. Yet, by focusing too much on growth from outside, economies neglect their most important market: the domestic one.
The current crisis is driving a wedge between Germans and Italians. Newspapers are filled with reciprocal accusations and criticism, and the gap between the two countries is getting wider and wider. Time to focus on a powerful commonality: Music.
“Never stop learning.” It’s one of the few mantras that remains unequivocally true.
The gloves are off in the start-up industry’s fight for the brightest minds. And a new controversy has erupted between the tech communities in Berlin and Silicon Valley.
In Germany, the state has taken responsibility for increasing broadband coverage throughout the country.
The American people are not just electing a president and an economic platform; they are determining and defining the very character of their society.
The ideological debate over regulation misses the point: it’s not a question of more or less, but of good regulatory designs. The London bus system provides an instructive example.
The question of whether the Olympics are worth it is meaningless unless we ask: to whom?
Regulators and politicians missed a crucial opportunity for structural change after the financial crisis, but banks continue to serve up new scandals and chances for reform. Will we finally act this time?
We cannot rely on central banks to carry us through the Eurozone crisis.
If the Eurozone is to be saved, policy-makers must embrace a strict framework of consistent and enforceable rules.
The Eurozone cannot prosper without respect for the rules and restrictions of the common currency framework. We need a strong referee – and the European Central Bank can fill that role.
The economic rationale of the current crisis is remarkably simple: Without fiscal stability, there will be no economic growth.