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Capitalism in the 21st Century

Space Travel

Space Travel, Spacs and Risks to Investors

By Syed Rahman When US authorities, space travel, fraud allegations and potential Russian-related security risks are the key elements in a situation, it is hardly...
Privacy After COVID

Privacy After COVID

By James A. Lewis The COVID pandemic highlighted privacy.  Lockdowns and restrictions on in-person meetings made digital networks an essential tool. This reliance on digital...

How Democracy Is Still A Work In Progress

Democracy is a work in progress. It has been throughout American history and it still is today. In a democracy, the people govern themselves...

Will Bitcoin Become The New Standard?

You probably must have heard about the term “gold standard” before. That’s because, for thousands of years, gold was used as a means of...
Central Banking Digital Currency

Central bank digital currency: The battle for the soul of the financial system

By Stephen G. Cecchetti and Kim Schoenholtz While the conflict is largely quiet and out of public view, we are in the midst of an epic...
Mexico Covid Risk

The Pandemic Has Made Mexico’s Gig Economy Even Riskier

By Rodolfo Aguirre Reveles In Mexico City, it is now increasingly common to see UberEats drivers also delivering packages for Amazon. Such scenes represent the...
FinTech and Crypto-currencies

Rethinking the Democratisation of FinTech and Cryptocurrencies

By Michael E. Lambert, PhD The volatility of cryptocurrencies in the winter of 2020 - spring of 2021 has highlighted the issue of speculation when...

The Political Economy of Industrial Policy

By Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction This article aims to discuss industrial policy by focusing on a number of theoretical issues, in particular in relation to manufacturing...
family businesses

Five things that family businesses must do to survive hard times

By Alfredo De Massis The British royal family, like many family businesses, has had its share of difficulties lately. Prince Harry, previously viewed as one...
trickle-down economics

Is this the end of trickle-down economics?

By Graham Vanbergen The global pandemic has changed everything, highlighting the failures of economic policy that has dominated the Western world for the last 50...