Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  1. Education

    Educating Everyone

    Gordon Brown
    Education

    Educating Everyone

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     calls on world leaders to renew their commitment to achieving universal primary education.

    Reading in NYC Public Library Wally Gobetz/Flickr

    The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school. With children in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria in the firing line in recent months, the scale of the challenge could not be more apparent. READ MORE

  2. Business & Finance

    The Exaggerated Death of Inflation

    Kenneth Rogoff
  3. Culture & Society

    Teaching Economic Dynamism

    Edmund S. Phelps
    Culture & Society

    Teaching Economic Dynamism

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     argues that restoring humanities education is the key to building innovative economies.

    Reading on a Mountain Mehal Shah/Flickr

    Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young people learn and the skills that the job market demands – is a leading contributor to high unemployment and slow growth in many countries. But the two main arguments underpinning that claim are weak, at best. READ MORE

  4. Economics

    Abenomics, European-Style

    Nouriel Roubini
    Economics

    Abenomics, European-Style

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     supports ECB President Mario Draghi's plan to revive eurozone growth.

    Mario Draghi ECB conference ECB/Flickr

    Two years ago, Shino Abe’s election as Japan’s prime minister led to the advent of “Abenomics,” a three-part plan to rescue the economy from a treadmill of stagnation and deflation. It now appears that the European Central Bank has a similar plan in store for the eurozone. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    Why Israel?

    Shlomo Ben-Ami
    World Affairs

    Why Israel?

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     explains why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict attracts disproportionate global attention.

    Dome of the rock Jerusalem Brian Negin/Flickr

    The grotesque coupling of solidarity with Palestine and anti-Jewish invective seems to have forged a politically correct form of anti-Semitism that is drowning out legitimate criticism of Israel's policies in Gaza. Why does Israel’s controversial behavior, unlike that of other countries, call into question its right to exist? READ MORE

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