Greta Thunberg’s Moment

“This is all wrong!” These words begin the most powerful four-minute speech I have ever heard. They were spoken by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish...

Four Collision Courses for the Global Economy

In the classic game of ‘chicken’, two drivers race directly toward each other, and the first to swerve is the ‘loser’. If neither swerves,...

Coming Crisis of China’s One-Party Regime

On 1 October, to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic, Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a speech that unreservedly celebrates the...

Is Stakeholder Capitalism Really Back?

For four decades, the prevailing doctrine in the United States has been that corporations should maximize shareholder value — meaning profits and share prices...

The Lifesaving Power of Sex Education

When I was a bright-eyed eighth grader in my native Sri Lanka, I couldn’t wait for my first sex education class. In our early...

Why America’s CEOs have turned against shareholders

The Business Roundtable, an association of the most powerful chief executive officers in the United States, announced this month that the era of shareholder...

Middle East looking to China

Middle Eastern leaders seem to be in a race to gain favor with China. While the region buzzes with criticism of US policy, its...

Trump’s War on Evidence

Decision-making based on evidence rather than superstition was a driving force behind the Industrial Revolution, and the collection of statistics has, accordingly, become a...

Inequality of Nations

The eighteenth-century British economist Adam Smith has long been revered as the founder of modern economics, a thinker who, in his great works The...

Can Europe become a Global Player?

The last five years have not been kind to the European Union’s foreign-policy prospects. A new great-power competition is shunting aside the international rules-based...

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