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Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large

Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large

By Amanda Lotz, Queensland University of Technology There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling…
With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

By Jennifer Grygiel, Syracuse University Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another…
Facebook claims Libra offers economic empowerment to billions – an economist is skeptical

Facebook claims Libra offers economic empowerment to billions – an economist is skeptical

By Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Facebook is joining the cryptocurrency craze. Should we be concerned? The social network site…
A return to foreign aid Realpolitik: the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

A return to foreign aid Realpolitik: the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

By Phil W. Reynolds  China is winning the influence war in Asia, and to understand its strategy, one only has…
U.S.’s ‘Prosper Africa’ initiative launches in Mozambique, fighting uphill battle against corruption

U.S.’s ‘Prosper Africa’ initiative launches in Mozambique, fighting uphill battle against corruption

By Tom Sheehy The Trump Administration will roll out its Prosper Africa initiative at the U.S.-Africa Business Summitheld by the Corporate…
Deficits as far as the eye can see

Deficits as far as the eye can see

By Arthur S. Guarino The Trump Administration must deal with a financial problem of its own making: The Federal Budget…
Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry

Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry

By Stephen Rice, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Scott Winter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University As driverless cars become more capable and more…
Big tech surveillance could damage democracy

Big tech surveillance could damage democracy

By Chase Johnson, Boise State University Data is often called the oil of the 21st century. The more tech companies…
Malaysia – Yet another crisis looming?

Malaysia – Yet another crisis looming?

By Murray Hunter Love him or hate him, Mahathir Mohamed during his first stint as prime minister was able to…
How soybeans became China’s most powerful weapon in Trump’s trade war

How soybeans became China’s most powerful weapon in Trump’s trade war

By Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become…
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