Category Archives: Bloomberg Businessweek

Europe Is Horrified by Trump, but He’d Fit Right In

My piece on the Donald Trumps of Europe is this week’s cover of the international edition of Bloomberg Businessweek. From the volume of the outrage, you’d think Europeans had never dealt with the likes of Donald Trump before. The French newspaper Libération … Continue reading

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The Solar Company Making a Profit on Poor Africans

My profile of M-Kopa, a company selling solar power to people making less than $2 a day, has just been published by Bloomberg Businessweek. Tom Opiyo is the best-performing salesperson at M-Kopa Solar, a Kenyan company selling solar power systems … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s New Mayor Wants to Send Tourists Packing

Bloomberg Businessweek has published my profile of Ada Colau, Barcelona’s activist-turned-mayor. In 2007, Ada Colau put on a black leotard, a yellow cape, and a Zorro mask and gate-crashed a campaign rally in Barcelona. For two and a half minutes, … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to a Finnish Tea Party

My profile of Finland’s version of the Tea Party has just been published in Bloomberg Businessweek. In early August, Timo Soini, the foreign minister of Finland, mounts a stage at the convention center in the town of Turku. The occasion … Continue reading

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How 3-D Printing Is Saving the Italian Artisan

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my piece looking at how cutting-edge technology is rescuing traditional Italian craftmanship. Northeast Italy’s industrial heartland stretches roughly from Milan to Venice, along the floodplains of the Po River all the way to the Adriatic. … Continue reading

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In Europe, the Refugees Keep Coming

A short piece I did for Bloomberg Businessweek on Europe’s refugee crisis is in this week’s issue. On a wintry day in early February, four rubber dinghies—each loaded with more than 100 people—pushed off the Libyan coast into the icy … Continue reading

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Power Hungary: How Viktor Orban Became Europe’s New Strongman

My profile of Hungary’s increasingly authoritarian prime minister has just been published in Bloomberg Businessweek. The soccer match hasn’t drawn much of a crowd. It’s being played in tiny Felcsut, Hungary (pop. 1,800), and the teams on the field are … Continue reading

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Rome Blogger Exposes City Ravaged by Neglect

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my piece on Rome’s degradation. The neighborhood in which Massimiliano Tonelli is walking is more than 100 years old, built in central Rome shortly after the unification of Italy. Monumental buildings rise around a central … Continue reading

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Greenland’s Prime Minister Looks on Global Warming’s Bright Side

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my story on Greenland’s prime minister and her quest to win independence through mining. Sofus Frederiksen lives in a small river valley above a sheltered stretch of Greenlandic fjord, where in the winter slabs of … Continue reading

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The Swiss Join the Fight Against Inequality

Bloomberg Businessweek has just published my piece an attempt to introduce a minimum basic income in Switzerland. Marilola Wili braces her foot against the wall to pull open a vault door inside a former bank building in downtown Basel. In … Continue reading

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