Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Growing Risk of a 2020 Recession and Crisis

Last summer, my colleague Brunello Rosa and I identified ten potential downside risks that could trigger a US and global recession in 2020. Nine...

Shortcomings in Environmental Impact Assessments

Walhi, Indonesia’s largest environmental organization, recently took the government to court for issuing construction permits to a Chinese company based on what they allege...

The world is running out of time

In 2015, the international community launched a renewed effort to tackle collective global challenges under the auspices of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda...

Europe must answer the Climate Call

In early 2015, the European Union became the first major economy to set a post-2020 target for limiting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. By committing to...

Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes

The current value of the US government’s unfunded pension and Medicare liabilities is $46.7 trillion, or roughly two and a half times US GDP....

Taming the Wild West of Digital Health Innovation

Digital technology is revolutionizing our daily lives. Mobile devices monitor our movements, marketing algorithms guide our consumption, and social media shape our worldviews and...

Lessons from India in Digital Disruption

Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should...

Women and Girls are key to Universal Health Coverage

Health care is a human right, yet roughly half of the world’s population of 3.5 billion people forgoes essential health services due to financial...

The US Economy’s Dirty Secret

There is a dirty little secret in economics today: the United States has benefited – and continues to benefit – from the global slump....

China should lead on air pollution

The United Nations expects 68% of the world’s population to live in urban areas by 2050. As governments scramble to manage this flood of urban migration,...

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