Thursday, May 23, 2019

Malaria on the march again

Mosquitoes are often described as the most dangerous animals on earth, because the diseases they transmit – including malaria, dengue, and Zika — cause...

Putting Growth in its Place

After leaving Goldman Sachs in May 2013, I had the privilege of chairing an independent City Growth Commission to study the geographical imbalances of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Toward a New Global Charter

In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt...

Impact of Brexit on Kuwaiti firms and individuals

Regardless of the massive political divisions among the public and MPs in the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) toward Brexit, the harmful...

New Paradigm for Plastics

We have long known that the accumulation of plastic in the world’s landfills and oceans represents a growing environmental risk. More recently, we have...

Social Solution to Automation

  Nowadays, one struggles to think of any jobs that will still be available for our children when they grow up. Panicked parents are increasingly...

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