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Ambitious toilet revolution in the pipeline

TARGETED sanitation efforts could flush away public health problems in developing nations. Politicians and philanthropists often talk about abstract, lofty ideas such as sustainability and transformation ...

August 26, 2016, Friday


How can China shift to high-income status?

CHINA’S economic performance over the last few decades has been outstanding. Despite possessing very different institutions than those seen in the advanced economies, China managed to achieve 8.7 percent ...

August 25, 2016, Thursday


Olympic athletes win fans by flexing personality

THE defining moments of the Rio Olympics have been played out on field as much as off it. They have come from the heart of athletes. They have been spontaneous. Above all, they’ve been authentic; never ...

August 24, 2016, Wednesday


Pricing air pollution obscures true cost of inaction

AIR pollution takes years off people’s lives. It causes substantial pain and suffering, among adults and children alike. And it damages food production, at a time when we need to feed more people than ...

August 18, 2016, Thursday


Microfinancing can help mitigate climate change

Vulnerable communities face the brunt of climate change — from rising sea levels and extreme weather events to prolonged severe droughts and flooding....

August 17, 2016, Wednesday


For American policymakers struggling with debt, the time has come to think long term

SHOULD the US government lock in today’s ultra-low borrowing costs by issuing longer-term debt? It’s a tough call, but with overall debt levels already high (not to mention unfunded pension and medical ...

August 16, 2016, Tuesday


How Chinese buyers and German sellers can work together on successful M&A deals

IN Germany, a fierce discussion is underway regarding the increasing share of foreign investors in the M&A market. Recently, German company KUKA has been making headlines since China’s Midea Group acquired ...

August 12, 2016, Friday


Outdoor spaces taking a new role in Shanghai

FOR many years, one of Shanghai’s defining summertime activities used to be the open-air film screenings in parks and plazas. When the sun went down, residents would settle down in their folding chairs ...

August 11, 2016, Thursday


It’s not globalization, but mismanagment that’s skewed growth in top economies

FIFTEEN years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled “Globalization and its Discontents,” describing growing opposition in the developing world to globalizing reforms. It seemed a mystery: people in developing ...

August 10, 2016, Wednesday


How US universities decide who gets in

EDITOR’S note: HOW do the admissions decision makers in US Higher Education institutions decide which international graduate students get in? Is the process fair? How do the metrics used to assess Chinese ...

August 9, 2016, Tuesday


 

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