Friday, April 19, 2019

Dirty Money and Tainted Philanthropy

In 2017, life expectancy in the United States fell for the third successive year. The decline is occurring because an increase in the death...

AI for Human Development

The excitement surrounding artificial intelligence nowadays reflects not only how AI applications could transform businesses and economies, but also the hope that they can...

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...

Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts

On 19 December, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, with 152 votes...

Regulating Speech in the New Public Square

Today, debates about public issues play out on social media, people receive their news via digital platforms, and politicians pitch their policies using these...

Kuwait among countries that stop adoption of scientific report at COP24

Adding to the ludicrousness of people who deny climate-change, was the decision by four countries — United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait —...

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...

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...

World Economy Goes Hollywood

If there is one useful conclusion that economists and investors can draw from the crazy year that has just ended – indeed, from the...

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