Did we evolve the capacity to produce sublime music simply to get more sex? Or are we driven by higher ideals related to living together in harmony? Maybe it's a bit of both.
While Pandora continues to lead in the US in streaming music all the signs from investors, user momentum and tech talent indicate Spotify is on the verge of seizing the crown.
A recent ban on charges for paying by credit or debit card could open the door to legal action for surplus fees paid in the past.
Europe's approach to antitrust enforcement picks up where the US left off in the 1980s, when the view that breaking up monopolies hurt innovation took hold.
GOP lawmakers say their bills to replace the Affordable Care Act would do a better job than the ACA of controlling rising health care costs, but 40 years of deregulation show it just won't work.
The CEO gets out as investor power triumphs.
The level of corporate fines for anti-competitive conduct in Australia is woefully below international benchmarks.
Research shows consumers value speed when it comes to shopping. Australian retailers need to react or they will lose.
The budget included a few measures to make the banking sector more competitive, but they don't go far enough.
The charge for retailing electricity in Australia compares poorly other deregulated markets in Europe
If we continue to base our views of the charity sector on incorrect assumptions and perceptions we run the risk of doing considerable damage to a national asset.
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don't even really notice them. But they're extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of "radical economic transformation" causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?
New analysis of the behaviour of petrol retailers in Perth over a period of five years shows how tacit collusion caused prices to increase by up to 50%.
Southern African economies need more organised and sustainable measures to increase the participation of emerging suppliers in supermarket value chains. This will help economic transformation.
The ACCC lost a case it brought against Woolworths for how it treated suppliers. It needs to rethink how it tackles such cases.
Raging debates about the state of South Africa's energy industry have missed one critical area, the role of transport fuels and base chemicals.
The competition in Australia's contactless payment industry is heating up as Apple Pay sets up in Australia. However some banks claim the company is making the system less competitive.
To boost competition in banking we should give consumers better access to data and account number portability.
E-hailing services have vowed to revolutionise the transportation industry. But they've also left city officials scratching their heads about regulations and traditional metered taxi drivers fuming.