Friday, January 30, 2015
  1. Sustainability & Environment

    The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Climate Change

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
    Sustainability & Environment

    The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Climate Change

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    &  make the case that fossil-fuel divestment is only one option.

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    Around the world, institutional investors – including pension funds, insurance companies, philanthropic endowments, and universities – are grappling with the question of whether to divest from oil, gas, and coal companies. Divestment is indeed one answer, but so is active shareholder engagement. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    How Fast Will China Grow?

    Justin Yifu Lin
    Economics

    How Fast Will China Grow?

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     says that the answer starts with an understanding of potential growth.

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    As China's unprecedented economic rise begins to slow, the country's future growth can be predicted by looking at its potential growth rate, as well as external and internal factors. Policymakers drawing up the country's next five-year plan should look to history as well as current conditions as guides in setting growth targets. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    The Eurozone Needs More than QE

    Martin Feldstein
    Business & Finance

    The Eurozone Needs More than QE

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     explains why quantitative easing succeeded in the US – and why it cannot work as well in Europe.

    Euro and Dollar bills Euro and Dollar bills

    Although the European Central Bank has launched a larger-than-expected program of quantitative easing, even its advocates fear that it may not be enough to boost real incomes, reduce unemployment, and lower governments’ debt-to-GDP ratios. They are right to be afraid. READ MORE

  4. World Affairs

    Saving Global Order

    Kofi A. Annan
    World Affairs

    Saving Global Order

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     reminds us why renewing the international system is in everyone's interest.

    Hand holding a globe Send me adrift/Flickr

    Around the world, personal liberty, human rights, and democracy are at risk, while the international community is deeply divided, blocking progress on challenges ranging from the crises in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine to climate change and trade. Three factors – all likely to persist this year – are driving these unsettling trends. READ MORE

  5. Economics

    What Failed in 2008?

    J. Bradford DeLong
    Economics

    What Failed in 2008?

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     asks why policymakers have not responded appropriately to their economies' post-crisis malaise.

    Recession man at bank Alex Proimos/Flickr

    To solve a problem requires not only knowing what to do, but also a willingness to change course if it turns out that one did not know quite as much as one thought. But the only true lesson of the 2008 financial crisis seems to be that its lessons will never truly be learned. READ MORE

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