Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  1. Culture & Society

    Kremlin Murder Incorporated

    Nina L. Khrushcheva
    Culture & Society

    Kremlin Murder Incorporated


     draws parallels between the murder of Boris Nemtsov and the darkest days of the Soviet Union.

    Nemtsov murder rally Russia Dai Tianfang/ZumaPress

    The murder last week of Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition politician and a former deputy prime minister, should come as no surprise. But it should come as a shock – and as a wake-up call for those Russians who until now have tolerated a culture of lawlessness and impunity. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    Austerity Is Not Greece’s Problem

    Ricardo Hausmann
  3. Sustainability & Environment

    No Hiding From Sustainable Development

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
    Sustainability & Environment

    No Hiding From Sustainable Development


     has a sobering message for politicians who ignore the risk of environmental catastrophe.

    Drought climate change africa village UN Photo/John Isaac/Flickr

    At the Brazilian launch of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network last year, many complained that São Paulo was suffering from a mega-drought that the country's politicians were keeping quiet. This is a reality around the world: too many politicians ignore a growing environmental crisis, placing the entire world in peril. READ MORE

  4. Economics

    The Negative Way to Growth?

    Nouriel Roubini

    The Negative Way to Growth?


     asks why so many investors are willing to lose so much money.

    Down arrows coba/Flickr

    Monetary policy has become increasingly unconventional in the last six years, with central banks implementing zero-interest-rate policies, quantitative easing, credit easing, forward guidance, and unlimited exchange-rate intervention. But now we have come to the most unconventional policy tool of them all: negative nominal interest rates. READ MORE

  5. Culture & Society

    Thomas Piketty’s Japanese Tour

    Yuriko Koike
    Culture & Society

    Thomas Piketty’s Japanese Tour


     asks why income inequality has become more salient in one of the world's most egalitarian countries.

    Newsart for Thomas Piketty’s Japanese Tour Yury Zap/Shutterstock

    Six months after Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century generated so much buzz in the US and Europe, it has become a bestseller in Japan. But vast differences between Japan and its developed counterparts in the West, mean that Piketty's argument, like so many Western exports, has taken on unique characteristics. READ MORE

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