Barbarians of the World, Unite(d)

DRONES AND THE IMPERIAL MIND-SET As a college student in the early 1970s there were a couple of occasions when I hitchhiked home to the Chicago area. It was more than 300 miles from Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale, six hours by car if you were driving and longer if you were hitching a […]

Arabia Saudita: una megalopoli nel deserto ( and why no….they’ve been gouging oil prices for years. ). See more on

KAEC (pronunciato come cake in inglese) è la megalopoli dedicata a Re Abdullah (King Abdullah Economic City) che dovrebbe sorgere dal nulla nel deserto a mezz’ora di macchina da Jeddah. Si tratta di un progetto ambizioso e (quasi) unico al mondo, su cui fondare le strategie governative di diversificazione della struttura economica in vista di […]

Iran: il Made in Italy in vetrina a Teheran

Si è appena conclusa la missione imprenditoriale in Iran, guidata dal Vice Ministro dello Sviluppo Economico Carlo Calenda ed organizzata insieme all’ICE – Italian Trade Agency, Confindustria, ABI, Unioncamere e MAE. Automotive, industrial machinery, materiali da costruzione, settore medicale, energie rinnovabili, oil & gas i settori focus di una missione senza precedenti nel paese, che […]

End of the year special: Dubai, startup, illuminazione in Europa

Fine dell’anno, si tirano le somme! Il blog cresce con oltre 3.000 visitatori ogni anno ed un incremento medio del 10%. Ecco gli articoli più letti, condivisi e commentati del 2015: Dubai e le opportunità di Expo 2020, Unione Europea e illuminazione a LED, startup e crowdfunding. La top three 2015: 1° – Dubai: business vorticoso per […]

41: What does a former president owe?  Really?  No Kidding?  Read a book.  See more on

A month or two ago, Jon Meacham released his biography of George HW Bush (41). Accompanying that book was a fascinating New York Times article, which detailed some of the most newsworthy aspects of the biography. The most prominent bit was 41’s criticism of George W. Bush’s (43) cabinet, targeting Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld […]

Parliament To Debate Barring Donald Trump From Entry Into The United Kingdom

We have previously discussed the alarming rollback on free speech rights in the West, particularly in England ( here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here). England is now a tragic example of how speech regulation and criminalization becomes insatiable — producing […]

The Bill Clinton scandal machine revs back up and takes aim at his wife,  not to mention his use of cocaine and drugs smuggling in his earlier years.

Washington Post | 6 Jan 2016 The ghosts of the 1990s have returned to confront Hillary Clinton, released from the vault by Donald Trump and revved up by a 21st-century version of the scandal machine that almost destroyed her husband’s presidency. This is a moment that her campaign has long expected. What remains to be […]

A Tribute to George Carlin & Bill Hicks

These men were not simple comedians – they were Prophets, baby! Unfortunately, the social-political and economic commentary they espoused is now relevant today more than ever before. George Carlin – We Like War George Carlin – Saving the Planet  George Carlin on language of politics  George Carlin – Why I Don’t Vote […]