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,...

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...

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...

Growing Risk of a 2020 Recession and Crisis

Last summer, my colleague Brunello Rosa and I identified ten potential downside risks that could trigger a US and global recession in 2020. Nine...

Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes

The current value of the US government’s unfunded pension and Medicare liabilities is $46.7 trillion, or roughly two and a half times US GDP....

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....

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