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Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly

“The copyright and patent laws we have today look more like intellectual monopoly than intellectual property,” wrote Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles in their recent book about the US economy.

Trump-Putin meeting leaves US president’s critics exasperated

Trump-Putin meeting leaves US president’s critics exasperated

The past week has been a rough one for the trans-Atlantic alliance with signs that US President Donald Trump is weakening long-standing western relationships and potentially accelerating a process which would see US global influence decline.

Work in an age of automation

Work in an age of automation

From truck drivers using GPS systems to nurses recording patients’ vital signs to train conductors checking tickets with hand-held devices, everybody nowadays needs some basic digital skills.

Paraguay takes lead in eradicating malaria

Paraguay takes lead in eradicating malaria

Most people probably aren’t following news out of Paraguay. But there is a development out of the landlocked South American country that should give all good cheer and that highlights the importance of American engagement in global health initiatives.

Only Poles can save Polish democracy

Only Poles can save Polish democracy

Massive protests in Warsaw have made headlines around the world in recent weeks.

Mexico’s president could help bring US, Venezuela closer

Mexico’s president could help bring US, Venezuela closer

With his typical grandiosity, the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, congratulated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in his victory in the recent Mexican presidential elections:

Time to untie the ECB’s hands

Time to untie the ECB’s hands

The European Central Bank’s recent announcement that it will try to end asset purchases by this December means that it has confidence in its ability to achieve price stability.

VR can help people overcome fear of heights: study

VR can help people overcome fear of heights: study

Researchers have found virtual reality (VR) exercises can help alleviate a fear of heights, showing the technology can be used as an accessible, affordable tool in mental health treatment.

Is Donald Trump an ‘effective leader’?

Is Donald Trump an ‘effective leader’?

No matter how much chaos and disruption US President Donald Trump causes – to trade, business, and even America’s core alliances – his supporters regularly insist that Trump is a leader who gets things done.

France have the quality to rule football for years

France have the quality to rule football for years

There is nothing swashbuckling yet about this France side, no “carre magique” — or magic square — of the team of the 1980s, when Michel Platini, Alain Giresse, Luis Fernandez and Jean Tigana were performing football conjuring tricks in midfield.

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