December 16, 2017

Blogroll

Bangladesh Can Get Something Out of This Mess

Both China and India should wake up and take Bangladesh a little more seriously, says one analyst. Read More »

Why Silicon Valley Wants You to Text And Drive

Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more. Read More »

New Report Underscores Massive Tax Giveaways to Private Jet Set

The private jet industry spent $56 million dollars to lobby Congress to save more than $1 billion in taxes for America’s most affluent fliers, says a new report released by the IPS. Read More »

View from India: Scripting Another Asian Narrative

Japan is filling the vacuum created by the U.S.’s withdrawal from the region. Read More »

Is Gen Nicholson Chasing Mirage in Afghanistan?

As long as the US remains disinclined to demonstrably leverage its relations with India for a matter-of-fact dialogue between the two south Asian neighbors, peace in Afghanistan will also remain a distant dream – no matter how much pressure Nicholson or his political bosses in Washington ratchet up on Pakistan, claims one Pakistani analyst. Read More »

The Oil Information Cartel Is (Finally) Broken

Since the age of oil began until a few months ago, most real time oil prices were jealously guarded by marketers, who used it to their advantage in the daily multi-billion dollar physical oil trade. But James Stafford has busted an oil industry information cartel that has existed for decades. Read More »

Taxpayers Want More Fairness

Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse. Read More »

Corruption Without Borders

Facilitating illegal activities such as money-laundering and tax evasion, many of Pakistan’s laws prevent the authorities from taking meaningful action against the culprits. Mian Nawaz Sharif's indictment indicates a change may be in the offing but maybe it is too early for anyone to start celebrating. Read More »

How Advertising Shaped Thanksgiving As We Know It

At one point, turkey was jockeying with duck and chicken for king of the Thanksgiving table. Read More »

Jet Fuel From Sugarcane? It’s Not A Flight of Fancy

Scientists have engineered sugarcane to increase its oil content and are developing renewable jet aircraft fuel from the oil. The engineered sugarcane could become a valuable energy crop. Read More »