Opinion : Bloomberg

If you want to know the future, ask the humourists — Justin Fox

JANUARY 3 — A few weeks ago, when Walt Disney Co announced its US$52.4 billion acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox Inc, lots of people took to Twitter to point out that the merger had been...

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Nobody is ready for the rise of the killer robot — Tobin Harshaw

JANUARY 1 — It was another busy year for everybody’s favorite automotive-industry disruptor, space-travel visionary and potential James Bond villain Elon Musk. Tesla surpassed Ford and...

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Israelis don’t care about UN votes against them — Daniel Gordis

DECEMBER 28 — When President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that the US would recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israelis cheered; support for the move in Israel was almost...

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What makes bitcoin an implausible currency — Megan McArdle

DECEMBER 28 — Is bitcoin money, or a payment system? Mounds, or Almond Joy? Great taste, or less filling? If bitcoin is good at both those jobs, then it’s probably got a bright future. If...

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The US just had a very good week at the UN — Eli Lake

DECEMBER 24 — After the UN General Assembly voted this week to condemn US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the conventional wisdom is that the Trump administration has only...

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