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The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

3 Great Trips Beyond Lake Bled

Inga Batur | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

While it is definitely worth a visit, especially if this is your first time in Slovenia, it really shouldn't be the only place you explore once you are in this region, known for its amazing hiking opportunities, pure and untamed white waters and picturesque villages along the way.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

5 Must-do Things in Ljubljana With Kids

Inga Batur | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

The capital of Slovenia might be small in terms of size but it's quality over quantity that makes Ljubljana special. It has everything you need, it is easily accessible, intimate and it quickly makes you believe you know its every nook and cranny.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Bulgaria Wins Balkan Prize

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

The least miserable Balkan country is Bulgaria. For all of its problems, including a recent bank run, the country's currency board system provides monetary and fiscal discipline, which produces positive results in a region plagued with problems.

Taste the World in Ljubljana

Inga Batur | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

We are not modern nomads traveling the world and eating cool, different and uniqe foods. For the better part of the year we are stuck at home, planning our next great escape but until that date comes, we don't just sulk in the corner and wait.

The Magical Dolphins of Slovenia

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The first time I saw dolphins was in Slovenia, when it was still called Yugoslavia, while on vacation with my parents. We lived in Paris and most summers my parents rented a small flat of two rooms in the coastal village of Piran, where we usually spent a few weeks at the time.

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

minube | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
minube

We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated freshwater goodness. From the islands of the Philippines to the mountains of Canada, the 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth!

Blessing Easter Baskets on Easter Saturday at Slovenia's Tustanj Castle

Meg Pier | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Meg Pier

I tentatively pushed opened the heavy wooden door of Tuštanj Castle and peeked inside. An open air courtyard lay in front of me, enclosed by a gra...

9 Countries That Hate America Most

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Vince Calio and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: International approval of U.S. leadership improved last year, rising from of 41% in 2012 to 46% in 2013. This ended a downward tre...

Unlocking the Secrets of Lake Bohinj

Inga Batur | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

Everywhere you look there's a mountain top sticking out, and trees and just one road leading you to the other end of the lake. No distractions, and sometimes no people, if it happens to be less than a perfect day.

The Russians Are Not Coming

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

All around me, from pundits to presidents, I hear fear of, and loathing for, Vladimir Putin. I do not believe that that's the proper attitude, and I base my opinion on what I've learned from three men, Pat Buchanan, Igor Makunin and Dmitry Medvedev.

Going Organic in Slovenia

John Feffer | Posted 05.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

I visited Slovenia to do a report on organic farming for the Bay Area-based organization Food First. I was drawn to the former Yugoslav republic because it had recently joined with several neighboring Italian and Austrian provinces to create the world's first organic bioregion.

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

5 Places You Need to Visit in Slovenia That Have Nothing to Do With Skiing

Inga Batur | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

We might be small and it's easy to get around, but you should really take your time to enjoy us, meet the people and have a perfect glass of wine.

The Balkans Revisited: Sarajevo's Protests in Context of Regionalism

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

As protests become violent this week in Sarajevo, many residents across the region might be pondering whether the division of the country was really worth it. The vestigial states have taken many different paths.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

A Lesson for Dr. Kim and the World Bank as It Ponders the Kosovo Coal Project

Justin Guay | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

As Dr. Kim and the World Bank prepare for the Kosovo project there is one question that Kosovars should be asking: Is the World Bank willing to pay for the costs of the inevitable overrun, or like the Slovenians, will the citizens of Kosovo be stuck with the check?

Slovenia's Gradualist Transition

John Feffer | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

I talked with one of the major architects of Slovenia's economic transition, Joze Mencinger, about the relationship between economic reform and independence, the influence of the European Union, the particular brand of self-management practiced in Slovenia, and the casino capitalism years that overtook the country a decade ago.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

Germany's Post-Reunification Foreign Policy

John Feffer | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
John Feffer

In general, Germany has kept its head down and focused a great deal on domestic issues.

YU-Rock!

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a "republic of letters" created a common intellectual language across countries and, indeed, across the Atlantic between Europe and the United States. Beginning in the 1960s, a similar non-territorial republic emerged in Yugoslavia.

How Do You Define Travel?

Sara Lieberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Lieberman

What is "travel" anyway? It's relative, that's for sure. This is what travel means to me: Getting lost, giving up, and then finding exactly what you weren't looking for straight ahead. Eating the local cake. Twice. For breakfast. Having an internal alarm clock. Talking to yourself. A lot...

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...