Thursday, August 21, 2014
  1. Economics

    In Search of Convergence

    Ricardo Hausmann
  2. Politics

    Fixing Europe’s Orbán Problem

    Thorsten Benner
    Politics

    Fixing Europe’s Orbán Problem

    &  demand that EU leaders force Hungary's authoritarian prime minister to change course.

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Urban Imago/ZumaPress

    In April, when German Chancellor Angel Merkel congratulated Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on his reelection, she let it be known that his large majority implied a “special responsibility” to use good judgment and behave with sensitivity toward opponents. But Orbán has done exactly the opposite, with the EU doing nothing to stop him. READ MORE

  3. Innovation & Technology

    The Ratings Revolution

    Carlo Ratti
    Innovation & Technology

    The Ratings Revolution

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    &  explore how customer feedback is transforming services.

    Hotel Concierge Adrian Flower/Flickr

    Hospitality businesses are now ranked, analyzed, and compared not by industry professionals, but by the very people for whom the service is intended – the customer. This has forged a new relationship between buyer and seller. As a result, businesses are much more accountable, which creates powerful incentives to improve service. READ MORE

  4. Education

    The Trouble with Universal Education

    Bjørn Lomborg
  5. Environment & Sustainability

    The High Cost of Cheap Meat

    Christine Chemnitz
    Environment & Sustainability

    The High Cost of Cheap Meat

    &  enter the nightmare of factory-style livestock production.

    Slaughtering Chickens Marji Beach/Flickr

    Factory-style livestock production is a critical driver of agricultural industrialization. Its remorseless expansion is contributing to climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and human-rights violations – all to satisfy Western societies’ unhealthy appetite for cheap meat. READ MORE

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