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Book Review: Platform Capitalism by Nick Srnicek, Published by Polity (December 2016) 120 pages Platform capitalism is the latest buzzword, replacing what used to be called “eco-systems”.  It is also sometimes confused with the “gig economy” or the “sharing economy”, enthusiastically

Famine was supposed to be a thing of the past. True, 75 million people had died from starvation in the 20th century, but we had learned from these tragedies, how to predict them and how to address them. The largest

Book Review: "CAPTURED: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy" by Sheldon Whitehouse  (Author) and Melanie Wachtell Stinnett (Contributor) Published 21 February 2017, New Press, 272 pages American democracy is in deep trouble, chained down by corporate power. This, in a nutshell, is the argument made

What is Wrong with the European Union? On 25 March 2017, we will know whether Europe – as a “project” for an increased “union” – plans to go forward, fade away or split up. That is the date of the much-awaited European

Book review: What is Populism? By Jan-Werner Müller  University of Pennsylvania Press, August 22, 2016. 136 pages.  From Brexit, the referendum that kicked the UK out of the EU, to Trump’s election predicated on “draining the swamp” in Washington and making “America

The media has recently reported some eye-popping news about the Pope and the Order of Malta allegedly engaged in a power struggle, with the Grand Master of the Order losing the battle and “forced” to resign. What we have here is

AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT Fake news is emotionally-charged bits of disinformation. And, in large numbers and constantly repeated – online, news travels fast and far –  it can be lethal.  As was chillingly demonstrated by the murder of

WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION Most people who voted Trump did so because they saw him as a successful businessman, someone strong enough to clean up the "dirty game" in Washington and kick Congress into shape, "draining the swamp." It

The Way Forward for Impact Investors Review of “Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals in Kenya - A Primer for Philanthropists and Other Social Investors" – pdf report (40 pages) produced by Dalberg - Foreword by S. Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator

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