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  • Apr 27 2018

    Initial Coin Offerings: Can Regulators Curb the Risks?

    With huge sums being raised by ICOs and the danger of scams proliferating, regulators are seeking ways to create the right framework for supervision. For tech startups hungry for capital, an initial coin offering (ICO) seems to offer a dream: It lets them raise millions of dollars online with just an idea for a product or service to be delivered in the future. For investors, the allure is the a...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Italy from an international point of view

    Italy’s economy has been underperforming due to a wide array of structural problems within the system. Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone, and its nominal GDP represents the 12th largest in the world. However, Italy’s economy is smaller than it was in 2008 and is still grappling with many shortcomings that drag down its capability. Regardless what coalition or p...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Africa Opens Up Borders to Free Trade

    The creation of a continental free trade area across the African continent poses unique conflict of interest challenges for the signatories. In March, African leaders descended upon Kigali, Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills’ capital, to ink an agreement that is meant to smoothen the rough terrain of intra-African trade. Nearly 50 years after independence movements swept across Africa,...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Trump’s Trade War Is About Trump, Not China

    ose China tariffs aren’t surprising. What’s bizarre are the people praising Trump’s recklessness and reviving his political fortunes. By slapping tariffs on Chinese imports, Donald Trump has once again proven to be the Disrupter-in-Chief. This week alone, he’s brought John Bolton in as national security advisor over the objections of every sane person in the un...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    What Brands Can Learn from Starbucks’ Crisis Response

    The arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop should be treated as a broad-based wake-up call for Starbucks — and for other brands as well, experts say. The recent arrest of two black men at a Starbucks location in Philadelphia’s affluent Rittenhouse Square location has become a new moment of reckoning in America’s struggles with racial bias. The two men came to...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Reviewing US Foreign Policy on Israel and Palestine

    The United States should reevaluate its role and potentially recuse itself from all future decisions between Israel and Palestine. Halfway through the month of May, most of us will be enjoying the warmer weather sneaking its way in past the winter. But in Israel and Palestine, May 15 will prove to be quite a divisive event. The current protests in Gaza are scheduled to...

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  • Mar 24 2018

    The Daily Dictionary: “Culture,” Cambridge Analytica and Steve Bannon

    The culture of politics has nothing to do with the politics of culture. In The Observer’s earthquake scoop concerning the scandalous activities of Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie mentions Steve Bannon’s belief “in the whole Andrew Breitbart doctrine that politics is downstream from culture, so to change politics you need to change culture.”...

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Lethal Aid and the Syrian Chessboard

Distributing lethal aid to Syrian rebels will escalate the international proxy war. Following a string of high-profile victories by Syrian government forces, the Obama administration announced that...

Climate Change: Are We there Yet?

Is the current heat wave caused by climate change? In early 2017, Fair Observer published my article just ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration discussing the possible cour...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Be “Available” and Get Rich

This is how to make yourself available and rich in our culture. Yahoo News asked best-selling author Jen Sincero why so many people aren’t rich. Her answer tells us a lot about US culture today....