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EU holding Africa back

How the EU is holding Africa back

Published 10 January 2018

It’s long been known, but often hushed over, that the subsidies the EU pays its farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy, plus the bureaucratic rules and standards it wields against food imports, have discriminated against African farmers.

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Theodore Kaczynski, Unabomber, and Bill Joy

Tidings of Joy (NOT)

Published 10 January 2018

Today’s excellent Netflix drama series Manhunt: Unabomber highlights the issues in this article from 2000.

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China's supernova cities

China’s supernova cities

Published 30 December 2017

By 2020, the Chinese government hopes to have a new and national Social Credit System (SCS) ready.

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AI Machine Learning for business

What AI and Machine Learning mean for business

Published 15 December 2017

First things first. There’s no such thing as genuine Artificial Intelligence.

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Progress in Africa. Foto: Axel Schmidt/ddp

Africa: what would real progress look like?

Published 27 November 2017

After the faltering of Angela Merkel and the fall of Robert Mugabe, here are some principles of economic development that could form an alternative to Germany’s policy and practice in Africa

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Modular home

The future of housing

Published 20 November 2017

The future of housing

In 2004, with the architect Ian Abley, I published a book titled Why is construction so backward?.

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We are all collaborative now

Published 5 September 2017

When suppliers and consumers use IT to ‘co-design’ new products and services, does that really represent democracy and empowerment?

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The future of sleep

The future of sleep

Published 15 July 2017

Folks, I have seen the future of sleep. It is Chinese, and cheap. Man Wah Holdings, a £700m furniture company headquartered in Hong Kong, has brought its new SleepCheers mattresses to showrooms in North Carolina.

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Chinese NextEV electric car

Electric car, Made in China

Published 12 July 2017

Few in the West have taken the full measure of China’s drive toward electric vehicles

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