Our 24/7 Economy And The Wealth of Nations

Our 24/7 Economy And The Wealth of Nations

Jianghong Li, WZB Berlin Social Science Center. and Wen-Jui Han, New York University This article is the third in our series, Globalisation Under Pressure, on what the changing nature of work means for families and society. We now live in a world where – thanks to...
The Bitcoin and Blockchain: Energy Hogs

The Bitcoin and Blockchain: Energy Hogs

The digital world still lives under the illusion that it is intangible. As governments gathered in Paris at COP21 in 2015, pledging to reduce their carbon emissions to keep global warming below 2°C, the spread of digital technology continued to take place without the...
New U.S. Law to Replace Dollar with Bitcoin

New U.S. Law to Replace Dollar with Bitcoin

The United States Senate voted late Friday night to pass H.R. 0401, titled America’s Plan to Restore Individual Liberty and Financial Openness for Our Localities and States. That bill, which President Donald J. Trump has vowed to sign when it reaches his desk later...
Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet?

Bitcoin vs Gold: Which is a Better Long-Term Bet?

Imagine that you have $100,000 at your disposal. You must spend all of it on either bitcoin or gold – no mixing and matching – and the assets will then be stored in a trust that cannot be accessed again for 50 years. Which option would you choose? With the two...