The Next Globalization

Is globalization coming back to life? That was the big question at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, where WEF founder Klaus...

United for Humanity

How can we be optimistic about 2023? As we enter the new year, a devastating war is raging on the European continent. Russia’s war...

A Better Year for Stock Markets?

Although it has been almost a decade since I gave up a full-time job in finance, markets – and market oddities – still fascinate...

Debt Ceiling Is a Red Herring

In his bid to become Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy apparently agreed to a demand, voiced by Representative Ralph Norman...

In Defense of the Climate Activists Targeting Art

Last July, two activists from Just Stop Oil entered London’s National Gallery and made their way to John Constable’s The Hay Wain, an iconic...

Fuel of the Future

Green hydrogen is all the rage these days. During November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that...

What Does the World Need to Achieve Sustainable, Inclusive Growth?

In November, hundreds of corporate CEOs and heads of state convened in Bali, Indonesia, for the B20 global business summit. The topics on the...

Sleepwalking Into a Global Trade War

The world is embroiled in a megacrisis comprising the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s war in Ukraine, high inflation, recession fears, and rising debt distress across...

Resisting Fossil-Fuel Nostalgia in Italy

In the face of Europe’s energy crisis, political and economic leaders in Italy, the European Union’s third-largest economy, are confronting two opposing forces. On...

Food Security Is National Security

Despite containing 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, Africa has been a net food importer for decades. According to the most recent...

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