Economics

DIVIDE ET IMPERA?: THE BIG TECH DEBATE

By Stefania-Ruxandra Pila and Julia Collado Serrano

In recent years, consumer privacy and antitrust have emerged as issues with controversial and dualistic support. In light of the antitrust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Big Tech companies Google and Facebook for allegedly abusing their monopoly power, many argue that little progress has been made on the issue of privacy protection.
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The Politics in a Cup of Coffee

Waking up to a warm and luscious cup of coffee is now a morning habit most of us have undertaken. Given its reputation as either energetically marking the beginning of the day or representing a means to connect with others, it is no surprise that we envision it as positively related to our lives. However,
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Market failure in the Energy Transition

Betting on an old “money-maker” versus investing in renewable energy. Why is the energy sector not investing more in renewables?

The energy sector is facing challenging times in which it has to balance short-term returns with its long-term license to operate. Shell, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, started a massive reorganization as they expect a permanent decline in the price of oil and gas due to the corona crisis.
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