Henrique Schneider
Henrique Schneider
Head of economic policy at the Swiss Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises; he teaches economics at the Nordakademie in Elmshorn, Germany, and also publishes regularly on Austrian Economics, Asia and international politics
“Search Neutrality” Is Not Possible

“Search Neutrality” Is Not Possible

Search neutrality – the idea that any search engine should reveal all and each of the Internet’s entries without favor, i.e. unbiasedly – is on its rise. But then again, what is an unbiased search engine? Is it the one that gives most results or the one that gives best results? Google’s secret in the early 2000s was to rank the results. Is that the best approach?  More

No. 7-8, Sep.-Dec. 2017 2017


Is Small still Beautiful? A Swiss Perspective

Is Small still Beautiful? A Swiss Perspective

Small polities have different advantages. Because of their smallness, they can be more efficient; this allows them to be alert to opportunities. Because of their social tissue, small polities have the advantage of self-regulating through bonding and bridging, i.e. through social capital, rather than through bureaucracy. Social capital increases with its usage and is a resource for implementing novelties based on alertness. The third factor that contributes for small polities being at an advantage is competition – in its economic and political sense. There is a cautious note, however: not all small polities can mobilize these factors.  More

No. 7-8, Sep.-Dec. 2017 2017


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