Hernando de Soto on the Middle East's 'Informal' Revolution

Jun 20, 2011
Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is best known for the big, paradigm-shifting idea of his 2000 book: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Tr...
Posted In: Arab Spring, black market, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, Hernando de Soto, middle east, Mohamed Bouazizi, property rights, revolution, The Mystery of Capital, Tunisia

US funding secret internet access

Jun 13, 2011
The New York Times is reporting that the United States government is building internet and phone access systems that can be used even in the event...
Posted In: Clinton, Egypt, Internet, syria

UN declares internet access a human right

Jun 6, 2011
This is a more important story than anything Apple or Nintendo announces. Apple will have a new product, it will succeed or it won't, lives will be...
Posted In: apple, Egypt, nintendo, syria, UN, United Nations

Internet shut off in Syria

Jun 3, 2011
That's the news as of a short time ago. The Syrian government says it has shut off all internet access across the country, including on 3G networks...
Posted In: Egypt, Internet, protests, syria, Tunisia

The Gold ATM Index

May 26, 2011
This morning, David Brancaccio reported on consumer confidence in Egypt, as well as in the region at large. He mentioned the Gold-To-Go ATM in A...
Posted In: ATM, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt, gold, middle east, UAE

Unlocking Egypt's Economic Future

May 25, 2011
Over the next month, while David Brancaccio is doing stories from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the Economy 4.0 blog will be looking at the...
Posted In: affordable housing, Ahmed Maher, Cairo, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Egypt

Products to help block web access in the Middle East made in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2011
The Wall Street Journal writes today about U.S. companies that make web blocking and filtering software being used in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait...
Posted In: Egypt, government, privacy, security, syria, Tunisia, world

Egyptian stock market drops dramatically after reopening

Mar 23, 2011
This final note today. If you thought all the ups and downs of the Dow Jones the past couple of weeks have been wrenching, be glad you're not in ...
Posted In: Egypt

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt stock markets reopen, more water warnings in Tokyo

Mar 23, 2011
Tokyo health officials said today radiation levels are higher in the water supply there. Those officials are recommending people not give tap wat...
Posted In: billion, earthquake, Egypt, General Mills, Japan, mid-day update, mortgage, radiation, stocks, Tokyo, Toyota, tsunami, water

Global Network Initiative is withering on the vine

Mar 7, 2011
Three years ago, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft signed on to a code of conduct designed to protect free speech and protect privacy online. The Global...
Posted In: Egypt, Facebook, Google, government, Microsoft, privacy, social media, Twitter, Web Culture, Yahoo