Le protectionnisme de Trump, rançon d’une crise inachevée

Des Américains qui sombrent dans le protectionnisme. Des Européens qui votent pour la fermeture des portes. Ces événements dégagent comme une impression de déjà-vu. Et pour cause : ils ont déjà eu lieu dans les années 1930. Suivis d’autres catastrophes, encore plus funestes. Sauf que la crise politique se déroule cette fois-ci au ralenti. Qu’est-ce qui a changé ? Le populisme dans …

Why paywalls don’t work – The Mission – Medium

Why paywalls don’t work Congratulations! You’ve read too much. Please pull out your credit card. And so goes the frustrating, backward logic of the journalism paywall. It’s the most popular income idea to arise since the newspaper industry was flooded with low-budget competitors, and it seems like the last best hope for profits as Google and Facebook strangle independent advertising sales. It’s …

Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa’s dash from cash

M-Pesa allows users to make a wide range of transactions via their mobile. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images “Drunks love paying by M-Pesa,” the owner of a bar in a low-income area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, explained drily. “It’s easy to get conned when you have cash.” The well-known mobile money platform may not choose to commandeer this observation as …

Tax Amazon, Facebook and Apple more for UK universal pay – study

Universal basic income Tax Amazon, Facebook and Apple more for UK universal pay – study New levy could deliver basic income of £10,000 for all to cut risk of job losses to robots Richard Partington Fri 16 Feb 2018 06.01 GMT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share …

How much residential space could you rent with $1,500 in 30 global cities?

I saw this chart on Twitter via Simon Kuestenmacher. You will find more statistics at Statista Related posts: Comparing house price trends worldwide The effects of rent control on tenants, landlords, and inequality Aggregate homeownership rates for different countries Map of real estate prices in Sao Paulo Empty spaces in the crowd: Residential vacancy in São Paulo UPDATE [6 Feb …

In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare. Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to launch an independent company that will offer healthcare services to the companies’ employees at a lower …

Le soleil ne se couche jamais sur l’empire Vinci

Rafael Sottolichio. – « Espace public n° 15 », 2007 Rueil-Malmaison (Hauts-de-Seine), 2, cours Ferdinand-de-Lesseps. Siège du groupe. Derrière les baies vitrées, la climatisation ronronne. L’imposant bloc gris du siège de Vinci a été édifié en 1992 pour son ancêtre, la Société générale d’entreprises (SGE), qui, en 1908, avait succédé à la société en nom collectif Giros et Loucheur, fondée en 1899. L’immeuble abrite 1 200 salariés, sur …