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IMMENSE wealth isn't good for your reality sense. Billionaires aren't necessarily bad people, and most of them probably aren't. However, some are, and my unscientific sense is that billionaires...

TECHNOLOGY continuously shapes monetary and financial structures through its influence on the nature of money and the workings of banking and payment systems. This process of evolution through...

AMERICANS don't have to be beholden to the tech Goliaths to get the benefits of artificial intelligence. An alternative possibility is for the government to provide the infrastructure needed for a...

TIKTOK, a short-form video app and the international version of China's Douyin, has recently landed itself in the soup with US authorities. The trigger is all too familiar: TikTok is accused of...

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WHILE China and the United States once again appear to be close to a trade agreement, the fact that it is a "first phase" accord makes it clear that intractable issues have been left for a second...

FOR over a year, US President Donald Trump's protectionist war against China and his broader use of import tariffs to advance geopolitical objectives has been fuelling anxiety about the future of...

PRESIDENTS and prime ministers from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) meet from Wednesday to Thursday in Brasilia for the group's annual summit. The bloc was originally...

IT'S no secret that aviation has come in for a good deal of scrutiny and criticism over its environmental impacts. The flight-shaming phenomenon and proposals for a Green New Deal that would...

HEALTH

MANY may be surprised that the large majority of cancers are related to environmental causes and genetic causes comprise a minority. Hence, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we...