Wednesday, June 26, 2019

World urged to tackle ‘urgent threats’ as UN climate talks begin

Delegates from around the world have kicked off two weeks of United Nations talks in Poland on tackling climate change, three years after the landmark 2015 Paris deal...

Digital Revolution’s Silent Majority

Statistics can hold brutal truths. We are constantly told that innovation is occurring faster than ever, yet the data coming out of the so-called...

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

It is old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as ‘the establishment’, especially the political class....

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....

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...

Bad News for Women

Nancy Pelosi is the highest-ranking elected female politician in the history of the United States. Theresa May is only the second female British prime...

Dirty Money and Tainted Philanthropy

In 2017, life expectancy in the United States fell for the third successive year. The decline is occurring because an increase in the death...

How Can We Tax Footloose Multinationals?

In the last few years, globalization has come under renewed attack. Some of the criticisms may be misplaced, but one is spot on: globalization...

Driving change together: Poland hosts COP24

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), which is one of three conventions adopted at the historic ‘Rio Earth Summit” in 1992,...

Creative Disruption in Health Care and Education

Governments are often more eager to invest in physical infrastructure — such as roads, bridges, and airports — than in human capital, through channels...

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