Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Climate Justice Versus Populism

The first polls are in. The upcoming European Parliament elections could deliver up to 25 percent of seats to Euroskeptic right-wing populist forces like...

Who Needs More White Saviors?

Comic Relief is a British charity that raises money for disadvantaged people both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Every two years, it holds...

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...

How 5G Can Advance the SDGs

Ultra-fast 5G wireless technology has been widely touted as a potentially transformative development, on par with the advent of electricity. This is not mere...

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

Discussions about climate action nowadays often focus on the largest past and current emitters. But, if one looks to the future, the biggest climate...

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...

Governing a Digitally Networked World

Governments built the current systems and institutions of international cooperation to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century problems. But in today’s complex and fast-paced digital world,...

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