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Leonid Bershidsky

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Can tourism shield us from reality?

The twin shocks of the massacre in Tunisia and the financial meltdown in Greece have sent tourism shares sharply lower. The industry has grown...

The point of Auschwitz prosecution, even now

The trial of Oskar Groening, a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard, goes far beyond questions of absolution and punishment for a single German. Groening, after...

Why the United States is going to lose the oil price...

The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has overshadowed the...

True innovation will make net neutrality obsolete

One of the most comical features of the net-neutrality debate is that both sides say the other is trying to stifle innovation. Both are...

The Internet needs cure for its advertising addiction

After reportedly being valued at $3 billion by Facebook and then at $10 billion by Alibaba – neither deal actually happened – the ephemeral...

Amazon’s battle over book prices yesterday’s war

The pitched battle being fought by Amazon.com Inc., authors and publishers over the price of books is sad to watch. What they fail to...

Kickstarter is finally trusting wisdom of crowds

Kickstarter, the service whose name has become synonymous with crowdfunding, has simplified its rules and will cut down on vetting projects. This controversial move...

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