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Bill Gates' Guru: 'I'm Not Impressed With Silicon Valley.' 'I Don't Have a Cell Phone.' 'I Never Blog.'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

You have to listen closely to grasp the wisdom of his views. His rapid-fire mind spews out a deluge of statistics in a heavy Slavic accent -- with a crusty disregard for political correctness and conventional wisdom. And his key concept is counterintuitive: less enables more.

Phony Global Recovery Is an Illusion

Michael Pento | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

If the global economy was about to make a significant move to the upside, why haven't industrial commodities and equity markets begun to price in that improvement -- especially in consideration of the massive amount of liquidity that has been added by central banks?

"Sustainable Consumption" Is Not an Oxymoron. It's Not Optional, Either

Perry Yeatman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact
Perry Yeatman

What are we willing to do to make a difference? 7 billion people can do a lot. I think we just need the right incentives and systems to make doing the "right" thing easier and more affordable.

Credit Ratings Matter for Those Who Need Them Most

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Think of what would happen if you lived in one of the 58 developing countries that remain unrated by Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch. You would have very limited access to capital and investment, and the cost of borrowing would be significantly higher.

How Ireland Can Lead the Way for the Global Economy

Sean Kay | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Sean Kay

As the rest of the world looks with shock at what went wrong in Ireland and as Irish anger grows, it is time to refocus discussion on what Ireland can do for itself.

Free Trade Doesn't Work: Interview With Economist Ian Fletcher

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Hughes

Free trade doesn't work, the global economy is a myth and the U.S. has been duped during trade negotiations for the past 40 years according to Ian Fletcher, author of Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why.

Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years

AP | ELLEN SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 re...