Saturday, November 29, 2014
  1. Education

    National Security Babies

    Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Education

    National Security Babies

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     identifies inadequate childcare as the number one threat facing the United States.

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    From the Islamic State to Russian expansionism, there is no shortage of national-security challenges facing the US. But a new report demonstrates that there is no more potent threat to the country’s future than the failure to provide adequate care and education to children under the age of five. READ MORE

  2. World Affairs

    Global Solutions for Globalization’s Problems

    Ian Goldin
    World Affairs

    Global Solutions for Globalization’s Problems

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     fears that the risks created by globalization could jeopardize its achievements.

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    The world has simultaneously benefited from globalization and failed to manage the inherent complications resulting from the increased integration of our societies, our economies, and the infrastructure of modern life. As a result, we have become dangerously exposed to systemic risks that transcend borders. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    The Next Phase of China’s Financial Deepening

    Andrew Sheng
    Business & Finance

    The Next Phase of China’s Financial Deepening

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    &  insist that China's leaders must do more to advance the shift from bank credit to equity financing.

    China RMB Zhang Chunlei/ZumaPress

    Financial deepening in China is not simply a matter of reducing financial repression. In order to enable the corporate sector to manage the transition to a modern knowledge-based economy, China must also rebalance the financial system by carrying out a shift from bank and short-term funding toward equity and long-term bonds. READ MORE

  4. Culture & Society

    Social Choice and Social Welfare

    Amartya Sen
    Culture & Society

    Social Choice and Social Welfare

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     asks whether the Enlightenment dream of a rationally organized society can still be realized.

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    Human beings have always lived in groups, and their individual lives have invariably depended on group decisions. But, given the daunting challenges of group choice, owing to the divergent interests and concerns of the group’s members, how should collective decision-making be carried out? READ MORE

  5. Economics

    The Geopolitical Impact of Cheap Oil

    Martin Feldstein
    Economics

    The Geopolitical Impact of Cheap Oil

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     points out that several oil-producing countries cannot afford a further decline in prices.

    Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline rickz/Flickr

    If the price of oil, which has fallen more than 25% in the past five months, remains at its current level, it will have important implications for many countries around the world, some good and some bad. If it falls further, as seems likely, the geopolitical consequences could be dramatic. READ MORE

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