luxury
Luxury retail is the lifeblood of the city center, but can Vienna manage to sustain its tradition of local craftsmanship with the demands of international tourism? By Margaret Childs & Elisabeth Kling When Markus Scheer was growing up in ...
beautiful minds
If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity? A democracy depends on citizens knowing what they are voting for, otherwise the X is as rationally placed as a bet on a roulette wheel. Many politicians th...
From the internet to the bedroom, Austrians care about – and protect – the personal sphere. It’s a cultural thing. On a cold, grey day in January, a security camera suspended from a bouquet of colorful balloons was bobbing on a long cord over the Austrian parliament – a protest by AK Vorrat to highlight […]
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What Austria’s turbulent past tells us about the current economic and financial crisis In 2012, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s lowered Austria’s overall credit rating to AA+, citing “significant weaknesses” in the country’s financial system.  The outlook was also weaker than expected and several banks, including the Erste Bank and Raiffeisen Zentralbank, had their ratings lowered […]
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Green Austria
No other country believes itself to be so in touch with nature. Is Austria living a lie? by Alexander Fanta & Benjamin Wolf   Austria’s sole nuclear power plant is without any doubt the safest in the world. While some of Austria’s...
collaborative economy
From cars to office space, and even livestock, the Collaborative Economy is changing more than how we use things. It’s reinventing how we value property. By George Jahn & Roxanne Powell On any given day Lena Kover will wake to the sounds of oldies streamed over web radio. Busying herself in the kitchen of her 17th […]
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collaborative economy
From cars to office space, and even livestock, the Collaborative Economy is changing more than how we use things. It’s reinventing how we value property. By George Jahn & Roxanne Powell On any given day Lena Kover will wake to the sounds of oldies streamed over web radio. Busying herself in the kitchen of her 17th […]
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Third-culture kids
For third-culture kids, international schools around the world become an important but temporary extended family You can hear them on the subway, a gaggle of teenagers from all backgrounds, speaking in an English that defies description, in an untraceable accent peppered with local and foreign words. A stranger, baffled by the diverse group, might ask […]
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Austrian business innovation
Austria often looks to America’s can-do approach to business, but can it foster its own forward-­leaning ­climate while still preserving its heritage? Anyone who has done business in both Austria and the United States will tell you the same thing. It’s like night and day. This is not to say one is better, or more […]
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