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Past articles by John:

Earth to climate change deniers: Neil deGrasse Tyson's errors won't help you

Tyson has allegedly been caught embellishing anecdotes. And climate change is still real. → Read More

Why the Rockefellers are betting on renewable energy

Sure, it's mostly symbolic. But the global energy business is also on the cusp of a dramatic transformation. → Read More

Are we seeing an Alibaba bubble?

The Chinese internet behemoth is now more valuable than Amazon and Facebook. Some say its good luck can't last. → Read More

Does solar energy have a battery problem?

The energy technology of the future faces a triple-A kind of conundrum → Read More

How Scotland's independence movement lost the vote and still won everything

Independence is dead. Long live independence! → Read More

Is this the first sign of rising inflation?

U.S. wages surged last month — but that's probably no reason to get carried away... → Read More

The impossible promise at the heart of Scotland's campaign for independence

The "Yes" campaign wants to leave Britain and join the European Union. And that means adopting the dreaded euro... → Read More

Why Microsoft was smart to spend $2.5 billion on a low-fi game based on computerized Lego blocks

The computer industry is changing. Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft is a heartening sign that the company knows it. → Read More

The U.S. dollar has been strengthening for 3 straight years! (That's not good news.)

Has the dollar grown too strong for its own good? → Read More

Would a bubble be good for the American economy?

In an interview with Princeton Magazine, New York Times columnist and Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman faced a difficult and rather strange question: "Are bubbles good or bad and do we need them to create strong economic growth and reach higher levels of employment?" The question relates to a often-quoted and often-misunderstood passage from a column in 2002, in which Krugman wrote that "Alan… → Read More

Seriously, what's the point of the Apple Watch?

The tech company's latest offering is little more than a fashion accessory → Read More

How Japan's Shinzo Abe turned an economic recovery into a train wreck

Want to crush a recovery? Hike taxes. → Read More

Americans are sitting on lots of cash. But the Fed isn't to blame.

All the central bank has tried to do is get people to spend, spend, spend → Read More

Will prostitution go the way of marijuana reform?

Carmela Panico, the owner of Java Juggs, a Seattle-based chain of risque coffee shacks, has pleaded guilty to felony charges of fraud and promoting prostitution. As the proprietor of the chain and the alleged manager of baristas-turned-prostitutes, she profited over shops that "offered caffeine and sex acts and earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in tips for her baristas," according to Reuters. It… → Read More

Scottish independence is another financial crisis waiting to happen

Alex Salmond's plan for Scottish independence could usher in an economic disaster → Read More

Rejoice! Businesses are investing!

All the pieces for a strong economic recovery are finally coming together → Read More

Even critics of the euro didn't see this coming

Recent studies show that the trade boost between eurozone countries didn't turn out as expected → Read More

The highest-paid CEO in America works for a company that has never made a profit

Which company has the best paid CEO in America? You'd think a household name, right? Nope. Beating out the CEO of every single household name from Walmart to GE, from Apple to Goldman Sachs, is Charif Souki of Cheniere Energy, a small fracking firm that is just 2 percent of the size of energy mammoth Exxon Mobil. Souki made $142 million last year. Cheniere Energy has enthusiastic market support,… → Read More

France's economic woes won't end anytime soon

The French government has fallen apart for the third time in two years → Read More

How collaborative innovation led to the experimental serum for Ebola

Innovation used to spring from the minds of individuals. But in our hyper-connected world, it now comes from a dynamic kind of groupthink. → Read More