Under the Shadow of the Great Recession – Room For Discussion

More on a decade following the most devastating financial crisis since the Great Depression. The effects of a crisis are experienced today. Its outbreak occurred on September 15, 2008, when the investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. As of that moment, the United States collapsed and then the rest of the developed economies followed.

Food Waste: A Failing Food System

Food is undervalued in our society. Two centuries of industrial revolutions and technological progress have radically transformed our economy. Along with this, our personal interests, occupations, and priorities have also shifted. In the eighteenth century, agriculture was deemed the essential means of subsistence; nowadays, it ranks in the bottom sectors of our economy. In our

Sunshine in California

Follow-up article for the Room for Discussion interview of Google’s chief economist Hal Varian

Google is not a simple company. To some extent, it rather looks like a state. By controlling the way we use the Internet, it seems to rule the state of the digital world. Indeed, Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, holds as much credibility as a politician nowadays. While he publicly defends open access to Internet,

Climate Change on Trial

“There is no planet B”, this was one of the many slogans during the 10th March protest against climate change in Amsterdam. An estimate of 40,000 people turned out for the protest, demanding the Dutch government take stronger action against global warming. There is an ongoing emergence of protests in all corners of the world.