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'Kleptocracy Tour': London sightseeing with a difference

May 10th, 2016  |  Source: AFP

London (AFP) - A black bus winds its way through some of London's most expensive neighbourhoods for a sightseeing tour with a difference -- a guided visit around luxury houses bought by shady international tycoons and officials.

The "Kleptocracy Tour" was set up by anti-corruption campaigner Roman Borisovich, who aims to expose dirty money fuelling the high-end London property market and the teams of British "enablers" who make it happen.


London’s New Mayor: I Won’t Be Able To Visit The U.S. If Donald Trump Wins

May 9th, 2016  |  Source: HuffPo

“I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith,” Sadiq Khan said.

Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wants to travel to the U.S. to collaborate with other mayors — but he won’t be able to if Donald Trump wins the presidency.


The Cash Cow for Cops Needs to Stop

May 6th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Police can once again seize and keep cash, cars, and real estate. Here’s why that’s a problem for both individual rights and state reforms.

Once again, police can keep your cash.


The Psychological Argument for a Universal Basic Income

May 5th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

On the connection between scarcity in the budget and brain.


In US opioid crisis, green card seekers see opportunity

May 4th, 2016  |  Source: Boston Globe

Foreign investors looking to land a coveted US green card have financed luxury apartments in the up-and-coming Fenway, hotels in Manhattan, ski resorts in Vermont, and Miami’s version of the Eiffel Tower. Now, they are increasingly pouring their money into a less glitzy but thriving industry: drug rehabilitation and psychiatric clinics.


Online publisher Digiday turns to Print!

April 29th, 2016  |  Source: pulse.digiday.com

The modern publisher is facing fast-changing and challenging times. It's enough to make you want to crank up the printing presses.

That's just what we've done. Digiday has launched a new quarterly print magazine, Pulse, devoted to the future of media. The first issue takes a deep look at what the rise of platforms from Facebook to Snapchat means for publishers. The inaugural 60-page issue includes:


Africa’s Diaspora Remittances Rise To $35.2 Bn In 2015

April 22nd, 2016  |  Source: New Africa Business News.com

The World Bank and other development partners have revealed that the total money transfers by African migrants to their region or country of origin surged by 3.4% to $35.2 billion, in 2015.

The sum which includes intra-African transfers, represents 6 percent of total transfers by migrants worldwide to their region or country of origin, Ecofin agency reports.

The total migrants transfers worldwide, though lesser compared to the previous year is estimated at $581.6 billion.


Twilight of the Central Bankers

April 21st, 2016  |  Source: Strategy + Business

Mohamed A. El-Erian argues that the world’s masters of monetary policy have reached the peak of their ability to influence the course of the global economy.

The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse

by Mohamed A. El-Erian, Random House, 2016

One of the more peculiar features of the past decade has been the transformation of a formerly quiet, behind-the-scenes cohort of central bankers into the most visible and consequential players in shaping the arc of the global economy.




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