October 22, 2013
U.S. shale mirage
Carried Away by the Shale Gale
Prakash Loungani | Is the so-called shale boom in the United States just hype?
U.S. Shale Gas: All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
Stephan Richter | The shale boom in the United States isn’t the game-changer its proponents claim.
Also at The Globalist
The Double-Faced Digital Revolution
Joachim Gauck | Until now we, as simple “users,” have given little thought to where this profound technical change will lead us.
Alexei Bayer | A work of fiction, Murder at the Dacha, portrays a Russia of the past — and the present.
NSA on Steroids: Georgia Republic’s Mass Surveillance
Chris Walker and Morgan Hartley | The Republic of Georgia offers an object lesson on the dangers of an out-of-control security apparatus.
The Globalist in the global media
Salon: 15 Urgent Fixes for America’s Failing State
Stephan Richter | October 21, 2013 | TG Version
Book of the Week
Alexei Bayer (RIS, 2013) | Excerpt | Buy your copy
In case you missed it
Stephan Richter | A country’s success or failure must be measured against its inherent potential.
The Democratization of Banking
Robert J. Shiller | Do we need to repeat the 19th-century savings bank movement for the 21st century?