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Opinion

1 year ago

The costs of a Brexit brain drain

Should the United Kingdom go through with its withdrawal from the European Union, one of the most severe unintended consequences will probably be the exodus...
1 year ago

Europe, please wake up

Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of...
1 year ago

Breaking Germany’s coal addiction

Germany is about to break its coal addiction. Last year, the government created a 28-member “coal commission” – comprising scientists, politicians,...
1 year ago

Global health versus online trolls

The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides years of empirical...
1 year ago

Debt derangement syndrome

For the past decade, politics in the Global North has been in a state of high madness owing to excessive fear of government debts and deficits. But two...
1 year ago

The good jobs challenge

Around the world today, the central challenge for achieving inclusive economic prosperity is the creation of sufficient numbers of “good jobs.” Without...
1 year ago

The UK’s suicidal tendencies

Watching a sophisticated democratic society knowingly walk into a predictable and avoidable national disaster is a rare and alarming experience. Most...
1 year ago

China’s difficult balancing act

After a long period of investment-driven growth, China is finally changing its policy playbook. Having recognized the costs of relying on excessive credit...
1 year ago

Why Brexit will damage Europe

The clock is ticking toward March 29 and the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Whether Brexit turns out to be “soft” or “hard,” the...
1 year ago

The sorry state of the world economy

January is traditionally a time for assessing the developments of the previous year, in order to anticipate what the new one has in store. Unfortunately,...