[This article was first published in the World Section of the Huffington Post on 21 October 2015.]
By Jesica L. Santos*
22 October 2015
On 25 October, Argentinians will go the polls to elect their next democratic president who, for the first time since 2003, won't have "Kirchner" as a last name. But the choice Argentinians will really be making concerns not an individual but, rather, the type of country they want to recover.
The current populist government has…Continue
‘IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ’
AFRICA IN PERSPECTIVE.
Have you ever imagined how the world will turn to be like? Have you given a second thought of the giant success the world will be achieving? It seems to be skeptical in the eyes of many all over the world today but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We can’t be victims of the past anymore as rightly said by President Barack Obama. For the future of the…
As a part of the series "Women in business: international organizations efforts", profiling the various efforts international organizations undertake to assist women in reaching their full potential at the workplace, the spotlight today is on the IFC and its Women in Business Program.…
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As part of the celebration of the 2013 centennial of Niels Bohr's seminal articles on his model of the atom, the University of Copenhagen hosts an ambitious international conference, responding—with inspiration from Bohr's ideas on an open…Continue
Some time ago, two economists named Reinhart and Rogoff produced a paper that argued that when a country's debt surpasses 90% of GDP, economic growth slows precipitously. The paper was hugely influential, inspiring austerity budgeting in Europe and the US, bolstering neocons in their desire to limit the reach of government by limiting deficit spending. They'd already succeeded in…Continue
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The consequence on American economy has been far reaching. In 2011, the Watson Institute at Brown University estimated the cost of U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to $3.2 to $4 trillion. Sure, removing Hussein created the conditions for democracy but Iraq is divided by sectarian politics, crippled by violence,…Continue
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Now that China's leadership transition has been completed, its new president Xi Jinping faces numerous challenges, from maintaining economic growth to combating corruption, pollution, and food supply scandals. Yet disagreement has been stirring on the best path to achieve…Continue
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PANKAJ GHEMAWAT: I think that the age we live in is distinct from a moral perspective from the ones that preceded it, certainly in terms of the awareness or the ability to be aware of what's happening to other people in…Continue
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Blog post written by Donnie Maclurcan, co-founder of the Post Growth Institute
Giving things away freely – time, knowledge, possessions and money - has been and continues to be a truly valuable aspect of my freedom. My grandmother was a big inspiration. She lived simply yet, in the last years of her life, if you commented appreciatively about any item in her house she would suggest you take it. In part, her…Continue
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Tune in to Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Dambisa Moyo on September 18 at approximately 6:00 PM New York time. Here is a Thought Leader interview she gave us earlier this summer.
DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Moyo, how would you describe the time we…Continue
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Part I of this two-part series discussed the need to integrate the poor in…Continue
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The victory of anti-austerity Socialist leader François Hollande in the French presidential election has sparked discussion about the future of European economic policy. Winning 51.62 percent of the vote, Hollande's campaign was founded on the promise to introduce "a new direction to Europe," with a focus on growth and investment, in lieu of the austerity policies of outgoing French…Continue
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"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.
Many pundits are giddily predicting the end of American preeminence and China's inevitable domination, but we have all seen that movie before.…Continue
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In his 2009 TED talk, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown outlines the guiding sense of global ethics at our moment in history. Here he is in his own words:
Can I say how delighted I am to be away from the calm of Westminster and Whitehall?
This is Kim, a nine-year-old Vietnam girl, her back ruined by napalm, and she awakened the conscience of the nation…Continue