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Capitalism is becoming less competitive

By |2020-09-17T16:24:42+03:00January 17th, 2019|The Economist-Open Future|

  How different countries are tackling a growing economic problem Competition in America: Where capitalism has become far less healthy  AMERICA’S airlines used to be famous for two things: terrible service and worse finances. Today flyers still endure hidden fees, late flights, bruised knees, clapped-out fittings and sub-par food. Yet airlines now make juicy profits. [...]

A room with a view: Europe and the sea

By |2020-11-05T14:05:48+03:00December 28th, 2018|Greek Business File|

A room with a view: Europe and the sea Greek Business File, November-December 2018, No. 118 By G. Prevelakis   The so-called “poly-crisis”, testing the reflexes of Europe, was the topic of the 2nd Conference organised under the Europe in Discourse initiative, which was held in Athens. Discourse analysts, linguists, historians, economists, sociologists and other [...]

Part III: The antidote to civilisational collapse

By |2020-09-18T12:07:14+03:00December 27th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  An interview with the documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis  | PART III The Economist: Why are you optimistic? Mr Curtis: Because I think that human beings, in themselves, are dynamic. They’re born, they live, they die. We’ve got the idea of a dynamic thing built into us. At the moment, everything seems stuck but there is a [...]

Part II: The antidote to civilisational collapse

By |2020-09-18T12:10:43+03:00December 20th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  An interview with the documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis  | PART II The Economist: Well, it’s not very romantic and it doesn’t create very compelling interview copy, but throughout recent history, incremental changes have made a lot of people’s lives a lot better all over the world. Mr Curtis: I’m not denying it. But that has colonised [...]

Part I: The antidote to civilisational collapse

By |2020-09-18T12:18:01+03:00December 13th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  An interview with the documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis  | PART I   “It’s ‘fuck off’ to everything,” says Adam Curtis, describing public sentiment today. The British documentarist sees himself as an optimist amid dystopians, and as a classical journalist whose medium happens to be film. For 30 years he has produced a rich body [...]

Interview with Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides

By |2020-11-05T14:11:05+03:00November 23rd, 2018|Greek Business File|

Interview with Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides Business File, September-October 2018, No. 117 Interview by Eugenia Anastassiou   Professor Pissaridis is adamant that economic influx has to come from investment and debt restructuring; otherwise Greece cannot break out of the vicious circle of lowering income and pensions, and increasing taxation. In order for Greece to progress [...]

The recovery of Greek tourism

By |2020-11-04T17:21:29+03:00November 19th, 2018|Greek Business File|

The recovery of Greek tourism Business File, September-October 2018, No. 117 IBHS survey for Greek BF   In 2017 Greek tourism continued its upward trend in terms of arrivals, while returning to positive revenue, with competitive prices being identified as positive parameters along with security problems in rival Mediterranean destinations, according to a study conducted [...]

The Balkans become again Europe’s geopolitical crossroads

By |2020-11-04T16:05:46+03:00November 13th, 2018|Greek Business File|

The Balkans become again Europe’s geopolitical crossroads Business File, September-October 2018, No. 117 by Professor Georges Prevelakis   Since the 2003 Thessaloniki Summit and the 2007 Enlargement to Bulgaria and Romania, the Balkans were more or less neglected by theEuropean Union. Enlargement fatigue, the economic crisis and Brexit shifted the focus away from the unresolved [...]

Is technology re-engineering humanity?

By |2020-09-18T12:21:41+03:00November 1st, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  An interview with Brett Frischmann, co-author of “Re-Engineering Humanity”   “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” This truism—by the media-scholar John Culkin about the work of Marshall McLuhan—is more potent than ever in the age of data and algorithms. The technology is having a profound [...]

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