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  • Photo illustration of damaged one Euro coin being held in a vise Forum Article

    How to jumpstart the eurozone economy

    The stagnating Eurozone economy requires policy action. This column argues that EZ leaders should agree a coordinated… more

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    How ratings sites improve customer service

    “Bonjour Monsieur, comment pourrais-je vous aider?” asks the obsequious concierge at my Paris hotel. I immediately… more

  • Women look at shoes in the newly-opened Riga Plaza shopping center in Riga Forum Article

    Did joining the euro raise Latvia’s prices?

    What happens to prices when a country joins a currency union? And do prices behave differently in pegged exchange rate… more

  • A production control room in Digital Center 2, a new 194,000 sq. ft building on the ESPN campus in Bristol Forum Article

    Can we measure media power?

    The potential for political influence is what most people think of when they talk about the power of the media. A new… more

  • Vapour pours from a steel mill chimney in the industrial town of Port Kembla Forum Article

    What is carbon-pricing and why do we need it?

    A dangerously warming planet is not only an environmental challenge, it’s a fundamental threat to efforts to end… more

  • A Google employee works on a laptop in front of a mural of the New York City skyline, at the New York City company office Forum Article

    What it takes to be a manager

    When I was in college I worked at a bagel place across from Lincoln Center in New York. For a job that paid minimum… more

  • Internet LAN cables are pictured in this photo illustration taken in Sydney Forum Article

    How can we safeguard the future of the internet?

    Back in May, I wrote a blog titled Turning talk into action after NETmundial. In it, I promised to work tirelessly on… more

  • A construction worker looks at Pudong financial district as he waits to cross an avenue in Shanghai Forum Article

    Why do some countries develop faster than others?

    One puzzle of the world economy is that for 200 years, the world’s rich countries grew faster than poorer countries… more

  • The Bank of England is seen behind a flower bed in the City of London Forum Article

    How can central bankers avoid another financial crisis?

    It is an occupational hazard. Central bankers believe, with a mixture of wishful thinking and empirical evidence, that… more

  • Visitors stand in front of QR-codes information panels during a ceremony to open an information showroom dedicated to the Zaryadye park project in central Moscow Technology Pioneers Article

    Why technology is about more than hype

    Earlier this summer technology commentators collectively rolled their eyes at the news that a smartphone app called Yo… more


    Two steps to fix factory farming

    Factory-style livestock production is a critical driver of agricultural industrialization. Its remorseless expansion is… more

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    Why we should teach our children patience

    It is challenging but necessary to teach children to be patient, as all parents know. In the short run, patience… more