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Local Thais Seek to Supplement Their Income

The 1990′s saw the rise of the Asian Tigers with impressive double-digit income increases benefiting the entire population. By 2014, the World Wide Web has opened the door for entrepreneurs to bypass traditional government bureaucracies to make money directly. So how are local Thai citizens boosting their own income in the Digital Age? Thai Military […]

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Next level design – creating safer public spaces with VoiceYourView

Have you ever taught about bad things happening to you or your children in your local park? When you go running at dusk, have you ever felt eerie about the route you’re taking? Did you ever think there would be a better way to facilitate safety in your local community? You probably have, just like […]

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Money as debt

“When banks extend loans to their customers, they CREATE money by crediting their customers’ accounts.” – Sir Mervyn King In this animated documentary artist Paul Grignon creates an interesting point of view when it comes to mortgages, debts and our money system. How can we loan so much money that does not even exist? And, how is […]

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Cashing the Digital Economy

Despite the rise of bitcoins and other digital payment methods, many people still prefer to use cash. Unfortunately for these people, the digital age isn’t very cash friendly. Companies like PayNearMe have noticed this trend and are rushing to provide a way to pay for internet purchases using cash. Companies that accept PayNearMe will list […]

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The Digital Economy Programme – what is it?

Yes, the world we live in is changing rapidly at an ever increasing pace. Technological advancements bring more and more opportunities to our modern society. Economies grow, collapse and grow again while new ones are being made digitally as we speak. The Digital Economy Programme is an interdisciplinary research council programme aimed at providing more […]

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The Global Economy: Predictions for 2014

The beginning of 2014 saw a decline in global stock markets causing some investors to fear a collapse. The Economist reports this is only a “wobble” not a complete downward spiral. The article goes on to say that the global economy is too reliant on the United States’ stock market, which saw a significant halt in financial […]

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The International Chamber of Commerce

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a major player in the global economy. From its headquarters in Paris, the ICC facilitates and promotes international trade. Since so much international trade is conducted via the internet, ICC has formed a commission on the digital economy. This commission works with members in 50 countries to develop […]

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