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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

China ‘Smashes’ Its Technology Sector to Build a New Commercial Template for Growth By Joseph Dana - Aug 26, 2021

Beijing has been cracking down on China’s homegrown technology companies, and this has accelerated the past few months. This has, unsurprisingly, prompted speculation of China’s motives. But the explanations proffered so far by experts betray a palpable lack of sophistication. The crackdown is monumental and potentially paradigm shifting, and will fundamentally redefine what “progress” in … Continue reading “China ‘Smashes’ Its Technology Sector to Build a New Commercial Template for Growth”

Cat Videos Hint at an Ominous Future Enabled by Algorithms By Joseph Dana - Jul 29, 2021

You might cringe at the mention of TikTok, the wildly successful Chinese social-media platform. But you’d be a fool for underestimating it. Downloaded on three billion cell phones – more than the population of China and India together – TikTok’s revenues last year amounted to $34 billion – more than the individual GDP of half … Continue reading “Cat Videos Hint at an Ominous Future Enabled by Algorithms”

The Economic Era of Shortages Must Make the World Rethink How to Use its Abundance By Joseph Dana - Jul 7, 2021

Your next trip to Starbucks might be an unusual one. The global coffeehouse chain is running out of cups. Due to supply chain bottlenecks affecting virtually every part of the worldwide economy, Starbucks is struggling to secure enough paper cups (and oat milk). This is worrying, because recovery in the post-pandemic economy won’t amount to … Continue reading “The Economic Era of Shortages Must Make the World Rethink How to Use its Abundance”