The two concepts might seem contradictory, but anarcho-capitalists exist.
- Seemingly diametrically opposed, some peopel call themselves anarcho-capitalists.
- Anarcho-capitalism argues that there ought to be no state whatsoever; the free market can sort everything out, and if left alone, will ensure everybody's liberty.
- The philosophy attracts considerable criticism, both from anarchists and people with more traditional politics.
- The best technology fades into the background of our lives.
- Cryptocurries will do the same, becoming a new asset class for investors like stocks and bonds.
- Soon people will ask: "Do you have cryptocurrency in your investment porfolio?"
A new book about life under communism reveals an unexpected benefit.
- A new book by Kristen Ghodsee argues that women had much better sex in communist Eastern Europe than in the West.
- She attributes this to steps those states took to empower women and their resulting economic independence.
- While rebuilding the Iron Curtain isn't called for, the author suggests we can learn ways to empower women from these communist regimes.
China's export growth model hit a wall. So it reinvented itself.
- China is no longer an impoverished manufacturer of the world's products; it is a major consumer market of 1.4 billion people.
- When its manufacturing boom hit a wall, China changed tactics and invested heavily in consumerism at home – a second boom that will make China king.
- Global brands are desperate for a piece of China's $5 trillion private consumer market.
A growing middle-class is set to drive the sharing economy in the near future.
In 2019, it is a mind-bending exercise to reflect on the past decade of the sharing economy. A time traveller who skipped here from 2009 would note that it has fulfilled both more than, and less than, its original potential.
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