Jan 7, 2014

Will the bitcoin bite the dust?

Bitcoin was one of Oxford Dictionaries' runners-up for the word of the year for 2013. The virtual currency has received a partial blessing from the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. But will it bite the dust because of its volatility?

Jan 3, 2014

Let's score leaders by deeds

2013 has too many anti-heroes. We need to have leading newspapers, universities or think tanks judge world leaders' performances as if they were in a league.

Nov 12, 2013

Where is the global leadership?

Where are the clear thinkers who can dream of a plan to fix a broken global economic system, and where are the practical politicians who dare to try to shape a new world

Oct 10, 2013

Past a papal-centric church

Pope Francis is raising eyebrows by criticizing the Catholic Church's obsession with "small-minded rules" and narrow issues as well as its heretofore Vatican-centric view.

Oct 6, 2013

The rich hit back at the poor

The economic divide between the haves and the have-nots may not be as wide in the United Kindom at it is in the United States, but it is growing dangerously.