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We need leaders in climate war

We need leaders in climate war

HURRICANE Florence, which smashed into the southeastern United States last week, is the latest in a string of extreme weather events that has raised expectations for disaster preparedness. With big storms ...

Vinod Thomas | September 21, 2018, Friday


Tariff escalation can only cause harm

Tariff escalation can only cause harm

Despite the global outcry, Washington has just amped up its rhetoric and ramped up its tariffs against China yet again. In a statement issued Monday, US President Donald Trump said his government would ...

September 21, 2018, Friday


New rules will not prevent the next crisis

New rules will not prevent the next crisis

ON September 7, 2008, the US Treasury announced that the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, popularly known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, had been placed ...

Arturo Bris | September 20, 2018, Thursday


Has the global financial meltdown been wasted?

Has the global financial meltdown been wasted?

WITH the coming of the tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis, a wave of retrospective reviews is bearing down on us. Many of them will try to answer the Big Question: Has the financial system ...

Howard Davies | September 20, 2018, Thursday


Mobilized masses warn leaders on climate

Mobilized masses warn leaders on climate

THIS year, extreme weather conditions have ravaged our planet, subjecting vulnerable communities around the world to the ever-increasing impacts of climate change. With each passing day, we learn more ...

Christiana Figueres and May Boeve | September 19, 2018, Wednesday


Is ‘WeChat parenting’ drowning busy teachers?

Is ‘WeChat parenting’ drowning busy teachers?

THE beginning of September marked children’s return to school, and the revival of parent-teacher WeChat groups that had lain dormant during the summer vacation. Asked how they felt about the new semester, ...

Ying Tianyi | September 19, 2018, Wednesday


‘Trial of the century’ as American group asks court to rule on US climate inaction

‘Trial of the century’ as American group asks court to rule on US climate inaction

Next month, a judge in Oregon will begin hearing a case brought against the United States government on behalf of 21 young people, supported by the non-profit organization Our Children’s Trust, who allege...

Peter Singer | September 18, 2018, Tuesday


China reports by West are in need of reality check

China reports by West are in need of reality check

over several decades, the world has looked on while China underwent some of its biggest changes of the 20th century....

September 18, 2018, Tuesday


Blockchain entrepreneur takes aim at word theft and rumor-mongering in cyberspace

Blockchain entrepreneur takes aim at word theft and rumor-mongering in cyberspace

COPYRIGHT infringement is the horror of the print media and digital journalism. All the more so in the age of social media, where plagiarism is constantly mutating. An emerging form of word theft is ...

Ni Tao | September 17, 2018, Monday


The debate on secular stagnation goes on

The debate on secular stagnation goes on

JOSEPH Stiglitz, noted economist Roger Farmer, and I are now and have long been in agreement on what are probably the most important points. The “New Keynesian” paradigm that sees business cycles as arising ...

Lawrence H. Summers | September 14, 2018, Friday




 

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