How an AI Utopia would work

It is more than 500 years since Sir Thomas More found inspiration for the ‘Kingdom of Utopia’ while strolling the streets of Antwerp. So,...

Future of Economic Growth

Last month, I wrote about the growing divide between economic theory and real-world economic conditions, and reminded readers that economics is still a social...

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...

Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy

Kirstjen Nielsen’s forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families...

Grappling With Globalization 4.0

After World War II, the international community came together to build a shared future. Now, it must do so again. Owing to the slow...

Seven Fallacies of Economic Sanctions

The sanctions imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump have begun to bite the country’s economy hard. Inflation, seemingly defeated by President Hassan...

Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War

A few years ago, as part of a Western delegation to China, I met President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People....

Getting to Net-Zero Emissions

The leaders of the G20 countries headed to Osaka at the tail-end of June for their annual summit. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed...

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...

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...

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