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Joseph Dana

Joseph Dana is editor-in-chief of emerge85, a lab that explores change in emerging markets and its global impact. He was previously Monocle's Istanbul bureau chief, among other writing positions he has held in the Middle East. Dana's work has appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation and GQ. His reporting and analysis focus on the collision of culture, urbanism, economics and politics. Dana has an MA in European history and philosophy from the Central European University in Budapest.

Articles By Joseph Dana

How the Financial Market Can Help Stop Climate Change By Joseph Dana - Dec 30, 2020

In early December, water futures became a tradeable commodity on Wall Street. Investors now can bet on the availability of water in California, one of the most important agricultural markets in the world. The emergence of this futures market is a signal of real scarcity for one of the planet’s most precious natural resources. Yet, … Continue reading “How the Financial Market Can Help Stop Climate Change”

Sovereign Wealth Funds Can Get Venture Capital and Tech Firms Back on Track By Joseph Dana - Dec 17, 2020

Venture capitalism isn’t a new idea. But it’s only been in the last three decades that its effectiveness has come into sharp focus. The most innovative technology platforms and products of recent times often have been funded by venture-capital firms. The rise of VC has been so profound that some have begun to argue that … Continue reading “Sovereign Wealth Funds Can Get Venture Capital and Tech Firms Back on Track”

Israel’s Yad Vashem: The ‘Conversation’ Should Be the Memorial By Joseph Dana - Dec 13, 2020

The politics of memorization are never straightforward. All the more so when it comes to one of the most horrific events of the 20th century: the Holocaust. Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is one of the country’s most sacred sites. It’s also Ground Zero for a controversy over how the state uses the Holocaust to … Continue reading “Israel’s Yad Vashem: The ‘Conversation’ Should Be the Memorial”

After the Pandemic: Airlines Must Treat Seats as Commodities, Not Luxury Products By Joseph Dana - Dec 6, 2020

When pharmaceutical companies announced in November the promising results of their Covid-19 vaccines, airline shares around the world soared. But that may have been premature; it will take more than a vaccine to rescue the industry. The pandemic has laid bare the structural problems of airlines, and it is apparent that the crisis is deeper … Continue reading “After the Pandemic: Airlines Must Treat Seats as Commodities, Not Luxury Products”

Africa’s Energy Needs Can Be Met with Wind, Solar and Nuclear Plants, With Help from the Arab Gulf and South Korea By Joseph Dana - Nov 5, 2020

Africa’s energy supply is in crisis, a result of crumbling infrastructure, a rapidly growing population and the pressure of climate change. The crisis will not be solved by conventional means. And certainly not by increasing regional tension, as Donald Trump did with an unconsidered remark at the end of October, when he opined that Egypt … Continue reading “Africa’s Energy Needs Can Be Met with Wind, Solar and Nuclear Plants, With Help from the Arab Gulf and South Korea”