The kingdom's privatisation plans dwarf those of Thatcher or even the post-Soviet 'Wild East'. And they will change the country out of all recognition
Facebook and Google are building an 8,000 mile fiber optic cable across the Pacific Ocean.
If you've been to a conference in the past 12 months - you'll almost certainly have seen the slide above, or a version of it. Mentioning "disruptive innovation" adds a sprinkle of sophistication to otherwise ordinary presentations. It's a sit up and take notice slide that says: 'Better listen, or you could be history." However -
News of the poisoned water crisis in Flint has reached a wide audience around the world. The basics are now known: the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free elections in Flint, deposed the mayor and city council, then appointed his own man to run the city. To save money, they decided ...
Elon Musk will likely launch a home energy storage pack this Thursday. With it, the solar plus storage energy revolution is sure to pick up speed.
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How far will corporations go to make a profit? They have no shame in manipulating other organizations and societies to make money. Corporations have gone
For decades, city and state governments have seen contracting as a cost-saving panacea. But past experience has left some of today's policymakers more skeptical.
2014/04/02: From colonial cartographers to digital depictions, the continent is being sold short, says Think Africa Press
Nick Cohen: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public
Ubiquitous cameras are normal. Subverted freedoms are normal. Effective public dissent is now controlled by police, whose intimidation is normal. London -- I have known my postman for more than 20 years. Conscientious and good-humoured, he is the embodiment of public service at its best. The other day, I asked him, "Why are you standing in front of each door like a soldier on parade?""New system," he replied, "I am no longer required simply to post the letters through the door. I have to approach every door in a certain way and put the letters through in a certain way.""Why?""Ask him."
The tech economy is turning San Francisco upside down, but not every shiny new innovation is in the public interest.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have become the territory where a brewing perfect storm over investor-state dispute resolution (ISDR) is making landfall. The June 2012 leak of the draft TPP Investment Chapter text added energy, but much more is fueling this tempest. In general the ISDR system is coming under increased scrutiny. Public and policymaker concerns... Continue reading
The Magna Carta outlined the rights of man nearly 1,000 years ago, yet the ruling classes have undermined it ever since.