NEARLY a decade after the onset of the Great Recession at the end of 2007, entrepreneurial activity in America still appears hobbled.
ON SEPTEMBER 21st Microsoft and Facebook announced the completion of a 6,600km (4,100-mile) cable stretching from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Bilbao, Spain. Dubbed Marea, Spanish for “tide”, the bundle of eight fibre-optic threads, roughly the size of a garden hose, is the highest-capacity connection across the Atlantic Ocean.
Congratulations to Richard Thaler, who has been awarded the Nobel memorial prize in economics “for his contributions to behavioural economics”. Thaler is a worthy winner. In addition to his academic contributions, alongside the likes of Daniel Kahneman and Robert Shiller, he has been the leading evangelist in the profession for behavioural realism in economics. Thaler’s […]
AMERICA is still in shock after its deadliest mass shooting in modern history. On October 1st Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada, broke a pair of windows in a 32nd-floor hotel room in Las Vegas and opened fire on the crowd at a nearby country-music concert.
ACROSS the Western world, women greatly outnumber men in lower-level jobs, such as clerical and administrative positions, whereas managerial and senior jobs are mostly held by men.