Ranking Nations for Overall Freedom, not Just Economic Liberty

Originally posted on International Liberty:
I’m a huge fan of the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World. I always share the annual rankings when they’re released and I routinely cite EFW measures when writing about individual countries. But even a wonky economist like me realizes that there is more to life than economic liberty. So I was very excited to see that Ian Vásquez of the Cato Institute and Tanja Porčnik of the Visio Institute have put together The Human Freedom Index. Here’s their description of the Index and some of the key findings. The Human Freedom Index… presents…

What banks can learn from media companies that were hit by the digitization tsunami a decade ago

Originally posted on Daily Fintech:
By Bernard Lunn One of my favorite Fintech strategists is Chris Skinner.  He usually gets it right and does it in interesting and entertaining ways. However I think he gets it wrong in this post in American Banker where he says: Like Airlines and Pharma, Banking’s Too Big to Disrupt I am not sure why he got it wrong. Maybe he was trying too hard to give American Banker readers what they wanted to hear (despite all the hype, don’t worry, banks will be just fine). Or maybe he failed to do the digitization % test.…

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…did you too learn that secret from the river: that there is no time? … that the river is everywhere at once, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the sea, in the mountains, everywhere at once, and that there is only the present time for it, not the shadow of the past, not the shadow of the future? –Siddhartha, Herman Hesse