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    How data will power the future of energy

    Throughout history, we’ve equated energy with the consumption of natural resources such as oil, natural… more

  • A woman smokes a cigarette behind a smoking ban sign in a restaurant-cafe in central Athens Forum Article

    Duels, smoking and the problem with laws

    Human societies rely on social norms for coordinating expectations, encouraging… more

  • A boy pours water on himself for respite from the heat beside a roadside tap in Dhaka Forum Article

    How to solve the world’s water crisis

    In the early nineteenth century, Lord Byron wrote in Don Juan that “Till taught by… more

  • Foreign workers wait for transport to go to work in Kuala Lumpur Forum Article

    Bangladesh’s secret weapon for tackling poverty

    In introductory macroeconomic class, students learn the theory of the multiplier and many interesting… more

  • A general view of the low-income neighborhood known as Boca la Caja next to the business district in Panama City Forum Article

    Does the past still dictate our prosperity?

    What explains the dramatic differences in prosperity levels across locations? A… more

  • A foreign journalist raises her hand to ask a question during a news conference with Jiang Weixin, minister and secretary of the CPC Leadership Group of the Ministry of Housing And Urban-Rural Development, during the 18th National Party Congress in Beijing Forum Article

    6 ways to ask better questions

    Whether I'm conducting a live on-air interview with a CEO, or sussing out answers from sources on… more

  • A general view of the central business district during autumn in Beijing Forum Article

    Why we shouldn’t worry about China’s “ghost...

    Many observers tend to regard the rise of unoccupied modern “ghost towns,” funded through… more

  • Pedestrians walk inside a train station in Tokyo Forum Article

    How can we build a more compassionate society?

    The world seems to be on the verge of another “great transformation,” with changes far more… more

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    How to move ahead quickly on carbon pricing

    The time has come to end hand wringing on climate strategy, particularly controlling carbon dioxide emissions… more

  • A screen displays the results of the Scottish vote on independence, in Edinburgh, Scotland Forum Article

    19 must-read stories for the weekend

    Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom. But what might have happened to the economy if the Yes… more

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    Why domestic violence costs more than war

    What is the biggest source of violence in our world? With the brutal conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and… more

  • U.S. dollar bills are displayed in Toronto in this posed photo Forum Article

    Three ways to make the money market safer

    Last month, at a United States Federal Reserve Bank conference, officials lamented the money market’s… more