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,...

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...

Let’s Get Real About Purpose

One year ago, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to 500 CEOs asking them to rethink their sense of purpose. “To...

Disrupting climate change through innovation

Because it poses an existential threat to humanity, climate change represents the bad kind of disruption. But it can, and must, be fought with...

Sri Lanka mourns its dead, will rise again

Last week the world joined Sri Lanka in mourning as it buried victims of the coordinated bomb-blasts that killed over 250 people and maimed...

Right Response to the Libra Threat

Facebook’s plan to launch a new digital currency, Libra, within a year has won few friends. Regulators, policymakers, and academics reacted to the news...

Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development

Financial digitalization — the digital revolution’s system-level transformation of the entire financial ecosystem — could catalyze global efforts to finance sustainable development. According to...

Toward a global biodiversity accord

Governments from around the world are already preparing for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in...

No time to waste: Stop plastic pollution

Plastic pollution kills an estimated one million people around the world each year and causes enormous damage to the environment, health and livelihoods of...

Social Policy Starts at Home

Political economy has come a long way. Many figures and institutions that have long embraced neoliberalism increasingly recognize the failures of markets and acknowledge...

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