Can We Save Ourselves From Our Own Progress?

Jun 05, 2020

All that is old need not be dated. Take for instance, our ecological heritage. It has been rightly proposed by scholars that countless enlightened ideas may be drawn from old precepts of previous civilizations, especially from ancient India. More than that, knowledge may also, in today’s...

Beijing Wants to Rewrite the Global Rulebook
Jun 02, 2020

Beijing Wants to Rewrite the Global Rulebook

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China
May 22, 2020

Trump’s Great Disentanglement From China

What Will Post-Pandemic Economics Look Like?
May 01, 2020

What Will Post-Pandemic Economics Look Like?

COVID-19 Is a Wake-Up Call on the Shortcomings of Globalization

COVID-19 Is a Wake-Up Call on the Shortcomings of Globalization

Apr 23, 2020

Until recently, globalization was heralded as the major engine of global economic growth and, particularly, of the dramatic reduction in inter-country inequality. Globalization was largely seen as a win-win mechanism for both developed and developing countries. Central to globalization has been...

Playing Catch-Up With the Next Pandemic

Playing Catch-Up With the Next Pandemic

Apr 17, 2020

Congress is already thinking about how to prevent the next pandemic. See how quickly Cory Booker has teamed up with Lindsey Graham to write a letter calling for a global ban on “wet markets.” The current pandemic is reputed to have originated in a wet market in the Chinese city of...

A Planet of Missing Beauties

A Planet of Missing Beauties

Apr 02, 2020

The other morning, walking at the edge of a local park, I caught sight of a beautiful red cardinal, the first bird I ever saw some 63 years ago. Actually, to make that sentence accurate, I should probably have put either “first” or “ever saw” in quotation marks. After all, I was...

Jeff Bezos to the Planet’s Rescue

Jeff Bezos to the Planet’s Rescue

Feb 19, 2020

Jeff Bezos has apparently realized that for his customers to retain the level of disposable income required to ensure their continued capacity to order goods from Amazon, their survival might be a critical factor. Not everyone can spend $165 million on a residence that will never suffer from a...

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

Jan 24, 2020

No one can claim that US president Donald Trump lacks empathy for at least some of the downtrodden. Interviewed by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump responded to a question about Elon Musk. Given all that Musk has been through in recent times, Trump acknowledges that the poor fellow...

With the Discovery of Oil, Guyana Must Invest in Protecting the Environment

With the Discovery of Oil, Guyana Must Invest in Protecting the Environment

Jan 15, 2020

Climate change has become a global priority, but not for everyone. For some, it is a spoke in the wheel of economic interests — the splinter that sparks a dangerous political debate seeking to turn climate change into a myth. But if anything should summon global consensus, it is the fact that...

The Countries Addicted to Coal

The Countries Addicted to Coal

Jan 07, 2020

Scott Morrison is the prime minister of Australia. Over the past few months, parts of his country have gone up in flames. Hundreds of homes have been lost in widespread bushfires, and a number of Australians have lost their lives in the inferno. Apparently, the catastrophe at home did...

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Dec 27, 2019

Have you ever tried walking on a travellator? You know, those moving platforms at airports that help you get to your destination when you are in a hurry or tired, or have a lot of baggage to carry. Have you also tried to walk in the wrong direction on it? Depending on your own pace and the speed...

Destroying the Amazon Isn’t Worth the Profit It Generates

Destroying the Amazon Isn’t Worth the Profit It Generates

Dec 20, 2019

Seated in the heart of South America, Brazil is the continent’s biggest economy, instrumental in the development of its neighboring countries. Brazil’s population currently stands at 211 million; however, figures from the World Bank indicate that annual population growth is falling, with rates...

The Climate Within the Brexit Election

The Climate Within the Brexit Election

Dec 10, 2019

You’d be forgiven to think that the only issue for discussion and decision by the public in the UK election is Brexit. As far as Boris Johnson is concerned, it may well be the only issue he wants a mandate for. This may have been the reason he refused to take part in the world’s first TV...

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