Economics

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict
The Russia-Ukraine Conflict

You'd have to be living under a huge rock in order not to know what the Russia-Ukraine war is. World War 3(?), People killer, and Economy decimator: all-in-one.

ANTIPREDICTIONS 2023+: looking beyond the polycrisis?
ANTIPREDICTIONS 2023+: looking beyond the polycrisis?

What does 2023+ promise us: a continued economic boom or a recession? How to prepare to survive the crisis and thrive during the reconstruction?

Ghana’s President The Godfather of Grandstanding
Ghana’s President The Godfather of Grandstanding

President Nana Afudo-Addo is the Godfather of Grandstanding if there ever was one. He has officially graduated African leaders from Tyrannical Dictators to Showmen. Which is far worse, because at…

Exploring Alternative Economic Systems in Times of Crisis
Exploring Alternative Economic Systems in Times of Crisis

Economic crises can have a devastating impact on individuals and communities, leading to job loss, poverty, and inequality. In recent years, we have seen the effects of such crises on a global scale…

Money and Forgetting How Hard It Is to Avoid Boredom
Money and Forgetting How Hard It Is to Avoid Boredom

People generally sense how money can conceal from them their inability to hunt for food, build their own house, and the like. We know that if we were dropped on a desert island, we would probably be…

Les enjeux économiques de ChatGPT
Les enjeux économiques de ChatGPT

ChatGPT, un chatbot développé par OpenAI, est devenu un sujet mondial depuis quelques semaines. En effet, les gros titres de divers presses mondiales se demandent si ce dernier est capable…

Were the ’90s Declinists Right About Germany and Japan?
Were the ’90s Declinists Right About Germany and Japan?

The anxieties about American competitiveness during the late 1980s and early 1990s were for the most part about American competitiveness vis-a-vis Germany and Japan. In looking back at that period…

When ChatGPT Hits Culture, What Happens?
When ChatGPT Hits Culture, What Happens?

ChatGPT, DALL-E 2 and other tools like Midjourney and Synthesia are the first Artificial Intelligence tools to run headlong into our global sociocultural systems. As a result, we might say this is…

GOP war on women’s reproductive rights: From a national ban to the absurdity equating women to cows
GOP war on women’s reproductive rights: From a national ban to the absurdity equating women to cows

The continued attack on women’s reproductive rights is in full vogue as Republicans move to a national ban. Absurd is Idaho Republican state representative Jack Nelsen equating women to cows. As…

What is Life? Order Among Chaos
What is Life? Order Among Chaos

This is a short summary of what I’ve learnt from reading chapter 1 “The Classical Physicist’s Approach to the Subject”, of the book “What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell”. The book is…

The End of Cryptocurrencies: Potential Causes 🔍
The End of Cryptocurrencies: Potential Causes 🔍

Today we are going to talk about something that I am sure, we all hope doesn’t happen but, it is important to note that this article is not intended to be a prediction of the crypto market’s demise…

Agility and Central Banking: Dealing with an uncertain future.
Agility and Central Banking: Dealing with an uncertain future.

Last year, we were asked by a central bank in the ESCB (European System of Central Banks) to engage with a cross-departmental team working on the integration and refinement of the European…

Revisiting a “Brave New World”
Revisiting a “Brave New World”

Recent reports regarding the growth and expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tell of new systems, which are capable of writing term papers (e.g. ChatGPT), and AI bots are capable of producing…

Estado competindo no mercado(sem intervenção e privatização)
Estado competindo no mercado(sem intervenção e privatização)

Levemos em consideração uma sociedade baseada em propriedade privada sendo os meios de produção; alguns desses meios sejam operado pelo estado não significa uma existência de intervencionismo…

The Insidious Rise of the Subscription Economy
The Insidious Rise of the Subscription Economy

This blog originally appeared on my newsletter, Future Proof. I would be very grateful if you’d subscribe to receive that weekly digital news bulletin. Even subscribing to the free version helps me…

Can US Q4 GDP Break The Recession Narrative?
Can US Q4 GDP Break The Recession Narrative?

Amidst all the debate of whether the US is heading into a recession this year, we get the first look at last year’s GDP figures. This could be the biggest market moving event of the week, especially…