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London calling – how NIMBY attitude might have lead to Brexit

12 Oct

The “city trilemma” may separate the winners and loser of globalization and could also partially explain Brexit voting patterns…

By Csaba Pogonyi and Istvan Zsoldos […]

Oil prices: The darkest hour before dawn?

28 Sep

Market players are losing patience with expecting a recovery of oil prices. But an increase from current levels is still likely in a few years, maybe as soon as 2016. […]

A new angle on the migrant crisis: Is it time for the EU to fund a new Hong Kong?

11 Sep

If over 10 million migrants started off to Europe we would probably need new and bold solutions. This is one such idea. […]

This is actually a better future than we were promised

30 Jul

On future’s mysterious ways… […]

Options after the Greek vote: choosing the finger to bite

6 Jul

Greek voters may have though that they were voting on an immediate ending of the austerity. But that never was on offer, and difficult choices are just beginning with the vote. […]

The solar revolution

13 Apr

In a couple of years, it is going to be cheaper to build solar panels in Hungary than nuclear reactors. And the best part is that it will not need any state subsidy. […]

2015 – the world becomes a better place

31 Dec

We close the year with our usual “wild predictions”. These should not be taken literally, they are more like extreme scenarios (partly tongue-in-cheek) that are unlikely to actually occur, but would have a large impact and they highlight some real-life trends. Black swans, in other words.

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Russia: crisis may make it a better place – eventually

19 Dec

But the immediate adjustment will be painful… […]

Putin’s energy empire has just hit the wall

1 Dec

When a sugar-daddy goes sour… […]

Putin and the Chimpanzees

24 Sep

Humans are not natural born killers. They are born to do what works. […]