Ben Piven, Al Jazeera English

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Al Jazeera English

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Past articles by Ben:

US digital dollar: Will fiat currency ride the crypto wave?

Two major research projects are under way to see if the US central bank should begin minting digital money. → Read More

Bezos legacy gets mixed reviews as he exits Amazon CEO role

Admirers laud the Amazon empire Bezos built, but labour activists and monopoly watchdogs question how he did it. → Read More

The US is banking on G7 summit to revitalise transatlantic ties

G7 leaders are meeting to rally democratic spirits and develop deals on global taxes and COVID-19 vaccine distribution. → Read More

With Elon Musk set to host SNL, what’s behind the Dogecoin rally?

In the span of several weeks, the ‘joke’ coin has rocketed in value, with help from Musk and massive daytrader momentum. → Read More

Biden unveils $2T American Jobs Plan to boost infrastructure

The White House is set to announce big plans for everything from highway bridges to electric vehicle charging stations. → Read More

Virtual land and spaceships: NFTs and the new crypto frontier

A new twist on the American dream is taking root in virtual worlds, where investors buy parcels of land. → Read More

In extreme Texas cold, Green New Deal turns into hot potato

Democrats blame climate change for the historic freeze, but Republicans say clean energy worsened the crisis. → Read More

US lawmakers to grill key figures in GameStop stock probe

The US House Committee on Financial Services will question CEOs from Robinhood, Reddit and several hedge funds. → Read More

Doge days: Elon Musk and Tesla place double bet on cryptocurrency

With social media hype and big investment, Tesla’s eccentric CEO is betting that the future is crypto. → Read More

GameStop and the rise of Reddit-fuelled day traders

Many Reddit-based traders have found an increased appetite for risk after banding together to oppose Wall Street pros. → Read More

UBI: Is recession pushing the US towards permanent cash payments?

As Congress prepares to debate the next economic stimulus package, UBI pilot projects are underway. → Read More

US coronavirus 'czar' struggles to fix broken supply chains

Critics of the Trump administration say the armed forces should play a bigger role in the fight against coronavirus. → Read More

Despite long odds, Bernie Sanders refuses to cede Democratic race

Sanders and his fervently loyal supporters hope to influence policy and pursue the slim chance of a resurgence. → Read More

Analysis: A Democratic star rises in the coronavirus gloom

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's briefings deliver a daily dose of measured rationality to assuage deep fears of coronavirus. → Read More

Coronavirus could destroy 10 million US jobs, economists fear

While experts disagree on the scale of the impact on workers, the hit is likely to be swift and severe. → Read More

Will a US airline bailout come with serious strings attached?

Airline workers and many economists say Congress should not just give a blank cheque to the struggling aviation sector. → Read More

Can Trump's plan to give away money ease coronavirus blow?

The White House pushes the prospect of $1,000 direct cash payments to Americans to cushion fallout from coronavirus. → Read More

New cruise line Virgin Voyages unveiled in shadow of coronavirus

Virgin Group's Richard Branson introduces a new leisure travel line, as the outbreak threatens global tourism. → Read More

Focus on Nevada, South Carolina after Sanders wins New Hampshire

Sanders, Buttigieg and Klobuchar have momentum while Warren and Biden scramble after losing steam. → Read More

Sanders wins in New Hampshire, narrowly beating Buttigieg

US Senator Bernie Sanders says victory in New Hampshire primary 'is the beginning of end of Donald Trump'. → Read More