Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

Jul 18, 2017

Republished with permission from The Nation Text by Joshua Holland. Graphics and animation by Rob Pybus. This work was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and its Puffin Story Innovation Fund. Last week, in Denmark, Malthe and Lærke Knudson had a baby girl they named Emma. That same day, the Robinsons—Dale and Beth—had a little baby in the...

Trump Derangement Syndrome hastens the death of good story-telling

Trump Derangement Syndrome hastens the death of good story-telling

Jul 18, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 – Fake news, as currently constituted, centers almost entirely on Russians colluding with associates and family members of a New York real estate magnate for the purpose of denying a corrupt and craven political creature the highest office in the land. One who began her career as a sleazy attorney working for…...

Education Key to Promoting Sustainable Development

Education Key to Promoting Sustainable Development

Jul 18, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Shanta Rao UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – Speaking of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, the President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson of Fiji last year zeroed in on a home truth: very few human beings in the world, he said, know anything about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development...

G20 Leaves Three Billion People Out in the Cold

G20 Leaves Three Billion People Out in the Cold

Jul 18, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Ravi Kanth Deverakonda GENEVA | HAMBURG (IDN) – The G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 delivered a grand declaration of compromises on “major global economic challenges” and “shaping an interconnected world”, but failed to address the grave economic and existential problems of...

Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

Jul 18, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Adair Turner LONDON – As the Nobel laureate economist Robert Solow noted in 1987, computers are “everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” Since then, the so-called productivity paradox has become ever more striking. Automation has eliminated many jobs. Robots and artificial intelligence now seem to promise (or...

Don’t Move Resources from Development to Security, Warns UN Chief

Don’t Move Resources from Development to Security, Warns UN Chief

Jul 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By António Guterres António Guterres, UN Secretary-General at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2017 (IPS) – Twenty years ago, when I was starting my functions as Prime Minister of Portugal, the world was surfing a wave of optimism. The Cold War had...

Poverty Impeding Global Sustainable Development

Poverty Impeding Global Sustainable Development

Jul 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Santo D. Banerjee UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – While nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2013 because of strong economic growth that benefited the world’s poorest, “the number of people living in extreme poverty remains unacceptably high, with nearly 800...

Why do human beings speak so many languages?

Why do human beings speak so many languages?

Jul 17, 2017

Michael Gavin, Colorado State University The thatched roof held back the sun’s rays, but it could not keep the tropical heat at bay. As everyone at the research workshop headed outside for a break, small groups splintered off to gather in the shade of coconut trees and enjoy a breeze. I wandered from group to group, joining in the discussions. Each time, I...

Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause

Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause

Jul 17, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Anne-Marie Slaughter and Fabiana Perera WASHINGTON, DC – The image of Wuilly Arteaga crying after Venezuelan security forces destroyed his violin has been seen by millions of people around the world. The 23-year-old Arteaga had joined in the protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government by playing...

Why Do Cities Become Unaffordable?

Why Do Cities Become Unaffordable?

Jul 17, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Robert J. Shiller NEW HAVEN – Inequality is usually measured by comparing incomes across households within a country. But there is also a different kind of inequality: in the affordability of homes across cities. The impact of this form of inequality is no less worrying. In many of the world’s urban centers, homes are...

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com