Right Investments to Address the Human Capital Crisis

For 75 years, the World Bank has been at the forefront of development, helping countries make smart investments to prepare their citizens for the...

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...

The Coming Technological Cold War

Lurking behind the Trump administration’s trade conflict with China lies an abiding fear that the United States could be losing its advantage in the...

The Myth of Climate Wars?

In the years leading up to Syria’s civil war, the country endured three consecutive record-breaking droughts. By forcing internal displacement, the droughts arguably contributed...

A Mixed Economic Bag in 2019

After the synchronized global economic expansion of 2017 came the asynchronous growth of 2018, when most countries other than the United States started to...

Shortcomings in Environmental Impact Assessments

Walhi, Indonesia’s largest environmental organization, recently took the government to court for issuing construction permits to a Chinese company based on what they allege...

Poland hosts COP24 Climate Change Conference

Informally known as COP24, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) will be held...

Europe Should Lead on Climate Action

Since the massive mobilization effort that preceded the 2009 Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, the world has begun translating words and intentions...

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...

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...

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