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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

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”

Censorship of Palestinians Reveals a Fatal Flaw in Social Media By Joseph Dana - Jun 17, 2021

More than a decade ago, a small neighborhood in East Jerusalem became the focal point of a new type of Palestinian non-violent resistance against Israeli occupation. Sheikh Jarrah, as it is known, is a nondescript area but it has been at the center of Israeli efforts to “Judaise” the city by evicting Palestinian families and … Continue reading “Censorship of Palestinians Reveals a Fatal Flaw in Social Media”

UFOs: If the Truth Is Out There, It Might Soon Be Revealed By Joseph Dana - May 20, 2021

Has extraterrestrial life visited us? Perhaps. We don’t know. But we’re about to get a lot more information. The US government, as viewers of the TV series, “The X-Files,” might suspect, has long been collecting images and other data about flying objects that it cannot explain. Next month, it is set to release its findings … Continue reading “UFOs: If the Truth Is Out There, It Might Soon Be Revealed”