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Dambisa Moyo urges “It would be premature to conclude that traditional banking has yielded to new financial platforms”

Nov 12, 2015

Writing for Project Syndicate, international economist, Dambisa Moyo discusses the state of traditional banking in a world of transforming technological innovation. Digital startups have penetrated areas traditionally dominated by the financial industry, and banking. Moyo urges that financial-services companies are not safe from the transformations wrought on by technological innovation, however there is reason to believe that

Leta Hong Fincher discusses the societal pressures facing young Chinese women

Nov 5, 2015

Leta Hong Fincher discusses the societal pressures facing young Chinese women In her book “Leftover Women, The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China” (Zed Books, 2014), award-winning journalist, Leta Hong Fincher describes the pressure for China’s “leftover women” to settle down. A recent article by Yahoo! cites her book to explain “leftover women” and their fight back

Former Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein speaks about his new book “Start-Up City”

Oct 30, 2015

In a recent interview with Streetfilms, former Washington, D.C. & Chicago Transportation Commissioner, Gabe Klein talks about his new book from Island Press, “Start-Up City.” Gabe shares a collection of his experiences during the span of his career as a Transportation Commissioner, and his involvement with start-ups including Zipcar, and D.C.’s food truck industry. He

Allister Heath on the state of crime in Britain

Oct 27, 2015

Deputy Editor of The Telegraph, Allister Heath writes about the current state of crime in Britain, and the steps that need to be taken, specifically by the Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove, to be tough on criminal activity, and it’s causes. He begins by explaining the dramatic reduction of crime in Britain within the past 20 years.

Kemal Derviş: Will Technology Kill Convergence?

Oct 16, 2015

Writing for Project Syndicate, distinguished Turkish Economist, Kemal Derviş discusses the slowdown of emerging economy growth. Derviş explains, countries such as China have seen a decrease in growth after decades of nearly double-digit growth, and as their growth slows, so does it’s demand for oil and commodities, resulting in severe effects for other emerging economies that

Adair Turner on “Debt Déjà Vu”

Oct 9, 2015

Writing for Project Syndicate, Adair Turner, Chairman of the Institute of New Economic Thinking discusses debt, and the “failure to grasp the strength and global nature of the deflationary forces now shaping the economy.” He explains that we are in a trap where debt burdens shift among sectors and countries, as a result of the debt

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