Mobilizing the investment needed to complete the net-zero transition will require broad public backing and participation. Given that people
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Contrary to how it may appear to many, not least in the US, the new cold war seems to be based not on the old logic of polarization, but on
Arguments between free market orthodoxy and intervention obscure the need for powerful economic leadership.
“Disenchantment with free markets, liberalization and globalization has opened the door to populist, simplistic ’solutions’. They
As it stands, the global economic outlook for the next decade appears grim. But a broad-based surge in productivity – fueled by the targeted
Indigenous peoples have proven to be the best protectors of our world’s natural resources. But their lands and traditional ways of life
The Biden administration’s plan to expand income-driven repayment options for student loans is a step in the right direction. But to
The Chinese economy’s current travails illustrate the growth challenges facing many other countries around the world. By re-engineering
Gender inequality has prevented female agricultural workers in numerous countries from owning and inheriting the land that they cultivate.
Great power politics now include India. But will India tip the balance?
Vladimir Putin’s greatest nightmare has come true, with Russia having been brought to the brink of civil war. Even if a massacre of the
The United States’ debt-to-GDP ratio, which improved during the inflationary spike of 2021-22, is expected to increase as inflation cools
The chief of the feared Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been attacking Russia’s top military brass and warning that ordinary Russians,
Behavioral science has upended economics, but has not yet sufficiently changed it.
Farmers in the western United States argue that without access to relatively affordable water for cultivating feed-related crops such as alfalfa,
As tempting as it is to rely on multilateralism to solve a shared global problem like climate change, the world simply does not have the time
As temperatures rise, the Himalayas are experiencing accelerated glacial melt, with dire consequences for water supplies and ecosystems far
While the Biden administration’s economic agenda represents a welcome departure from past Democratic presidencies, its latest actions against
As the world moves on from four decades of neoliberalism, the Economist remains faithful to the orthodoxy of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan,
After decades of heeding Deng Xiaoping’s advice to “hide its strength, bide its time, never take the lead,” China has apparently decided
China is moving away from growth for growth’s sake. Instead, the focus is on balanced growth and macroeconomic stability.
The late-twentieth-century assumption that democracy and markets would ultimately triumph everywhere has since been met by an intellectual
National governments’ responses to the latest banking crisis confirm once again that some countries play by different rules than others.
Today, we are witnessing a potentially lethal interplay between two sources of tension: a financial crisis, reflected in the failure of Silicon