Can Ethics Be Taught?

Can taking a philosophy class, more specifically a class in practical ethics, lead students to act more ethically? Teachers of practical ethics have an obvious...

Climate change: Time is running out

As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, 2 December the United Nations...

Ides of the Climate Crisis

On the Ides of March (March 15), the day by which ancient Romans were expected to settle their debts, young people in 60 countries...

Uniting Africa for Power

African countries are increasingly coming together. A landmark free-trade agreement was concluded earlier this year. East Africa has made great progress on free movement of people....

Democracy versus Disinformation

These are difficult days for liberal democracy. But of all the threats that have arisen in recent years — populism, nationalism, illiberalism — one...

Sustaining the Planet for our Future Generations

In the digital age and present context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), we often hear about ‘big data’ and the ‘Internet of Things...

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...

Data Protection is Social Protection

In recent decades, social assistance programs around the world have been strengthened to the point that they now benefit more than 2.5 billion people,...

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...

Decision Time for the Future of Corporate Taxation

At first glance, it appears to be a bureaucratic meeting like any other. But the discussions at the OECD in Paris at the end...

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