Economics and politics - comment and analysis

How inequality is evolving and why

Plutocrats govern nations
Currently, the three richest Americans – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett – own as much wealth as the bottom half of the American population (ca. 160 million) (see here). 2017 was a good year for the world’s wealthiest: they became $1 trillion richer (see here). …

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What chess and artificial intelligence can tell us about economics, innovation and emissions

Introduction
Given the holiday season, I decided to strike a lighter note and write an article on chess, AI, innovation and progress. For a long time, chess had been the ultimate test for artificial intelligence. Turing wrote the first chess program in 1952. …

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Palestine, or how the market fails without a state

Palestine is economically extremely dependent on Israel. Reducing this dependency must be the ultimate goal of the political effort to implement a two-state solution. However, in order for the Palestinian government to use its political power for the good, it is essential to understand the proper role of the state in the development process. …

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