拨开谜团

    约翰内斯堡--恐怖主义和全球气候变暖在许多人的心目中是对地球最大的威胁。在美国,布什政府想要为边境安全和移民执法增加经费将近20%。现在,花费在帮助纽约、新泽西以及康涅狄格州的公交系统防止和应对恐怖主义袭击的经费达到一亿五千万美元以上。

    但是国际恐怖主义每年杀害总共四百人。我们愿意花多少钱来降低这一死亡数目25%呢?十亿美元还是一千亿美元?

    与此同时,决策者们云集夏威夷讨论一项气候变化条约来取代京都议定书。各个环境院外活动团体想要让下一个条约比京都议定书更进一步,而这一议定书已经每年让全世界花费一千八百亿美元。实际上,通过京都议定书或者相似的条约来减缓全球气候变暖的努力所带来的效果微不足道,只不过在2100年前把温度上升延迟七天而已。

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/vGk4hAI/zh;
  1. China corruption Isaac Lawrence/Getty Images

    The Next Battle in China’s War on Corruption

    • Chinese President Xi Jinping knows well the threat that corruption poses to the authority of the Communist Party of China and the state it controls. 
    • But moving beyond Xi's anti-corruption purge to build robust and lasting anti-graft institutions will not be easy, owing to enduring opportunities for bureaucratic capture.
  2. Italy unemployed demonstration SalvatoreEsposito/Barcroftimages / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

    Putting Europe’s Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

    Across the European Union, millions of people who are willing and able to work have been unemployed for a year or longer, at great cost to social cohesion and political stability. If the EU is serious about stopping the rise of populism, it will need to do more to ensure that labor markets are working for everyone.

  3. Latin America market Federico Parra/Getty Images

    A Belt and Road for the Americas?

    In a time of global uncertainty, a vision of “made in the Americas” prosperity provides a unifying agenda for the continent. If implemented, the US could reassert its historical leadership among a group of countries that share its fundamental values, as well as an interest in inclusive economic growth and rising living standards.

  4. Startup office Mladlen Antonov/Getty Images

    How Best to Promote Research and Development

    Clearly, there is something appealing about a start-up-based innovation strategy: it feels democratic, accessible, and so California. But it is definitely not the only way to boost research and development, or even the main way, and it is certainly not the way most major innovations in the US came about during the twentieth century.

  5. Trump Trade speech Bill Pugliano/Getty Images .

    Preparing for the Trump Trade Wars

    In the first 11 months of his presidency, Donald Trump has failed to back up his words – or tweets – with action on a variety of fronts. But the rest of the world's governments, and particularly those in Asia and Europe, would be mistaken to assume that he won't follow through on his promised "America First" trade agenda.