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“We Bought Our Own Olive Farm in Puglia, Italy for $195,000”

By Gina Mussio Scott Bergstein and his wife Jessica Coup had never seen Puglia before they decided to move there. […]

Old World Elegance in Estoril, Portugal 

 By Tricia Pimental, International Living, An elderly gentleman wearing a Panama hat and carrying a walking stick strolls leisurely down […]

Trust the Swiss to Keep Your Money Safe

By Bob Bauman, International Living, Zürich, Switzerland, ranks first, or a close second, in all the many quality of life […]

Why engage in proxy war? A state’s perspective

Author Daniel L. Byman Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy Editor’s Note:States use proxies for many reasons, writes […]

Selina raises $95M to create a boutique travel lodging experience built around communities

If you’re looking to travel abroad — and especially if you’re looking to work while doing so — it might […]

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli […]

A soybean shipment to China became the first commodity deal to use blockchain tech

Gazprom is among a group of energy trading businesses trialling blockchain technology.REUTERS/Charles Platiau Soybean shipment from the US to China […]

The Air Quality-Life Index™

How much longer would you live if your country reduced air pollution to comply with your own national standard or […]

New 2025 Global Growth Projections Predict China’s Further Slowdown and the Continued Rise of India

Cambridge, Massachusetts – The economic pole of global growth has moved over the past few years from China to neighboring […]

The Economic History of the Last 2,000 Years in 1 Little Graph

That headline is a big promise. But here it is: The economic history of the world going back to Year […]