Authoritarian Cryptocurrencies Are Coming
What if the next big cryptocurrency were the yuan? Or... the dollar?
Bitcoin's 'Hard Fork' Is Good for Progress
The community supporting bitcoin has long tried to avoid a so-called "hard fork" splitting the currency in two. On Tuesday, it happened anyhow.
Don't Lower Corporate Taxes. Abolish Them.
Business-friendly governments in the U.S. and the U.K. should eliminate corporate levies and just tax personal income and consumption.
Swiss rejection shouldn't doom universal basic income
Universal basic income is not necessarily a utopian idea. With a less hasty, radical approach, UBI might still gain traction.
The tech revolution fails to deliver
We're living through the tail end of the boom that a previous generation brought about, and perhaps the gestation period for the next leap forward.
Sovereign Wealth Funds Face Their Rainy Day
The retreat of the sovereign wealth funds, with their $6 trillion-plus in assets, is a potential factor of instability in an already sickly global economy.
Saudi Arabia’s Oil War With Russia
European traders and refiners confirm that Saudi Arabia has been offering its oil at significant discounts, making it more attractive than Russian crude.
Let’s Just Give Up on Taxing Big Corporations
Aren’t there better ways to use trillions of dollars than to have them invested in the markets on behalf of a few dozen firms’ shareholders?
Why Oil-Producing Countries Keep on Pumping
The big oil-producing countries keep pumping, even though prices are at a six-year low. Who will blink first?
Russia Can’t Help Being a Gold Bug
The dramatic drop in the price of gold makes Russia look like a classic sucker, but it’s not that simple.