• Forum Article

    Can innovation beat inequality?

    Inequality is the “defining challenge” of our time, according to Barack Obama. In Capital in the 21st Century… more

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    We're killing the development of new drugs

    Pundits have long predicted that biology would dominate the 21st century, just as physics dominated the 20th century… more

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    Has China done enough to shore up its economy?

    The temptations of extrapolation are hard to resist. The trend exerts a powerful influence on markets, policy-makers… more

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    No, the World Cup will not change the world

    The eyes of the world, and especially those of South America, will be on Brazil when it stages the World Cup in June… more

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    Can India crowdsource its future?

    Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India’s team started an online community so citizens can give… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    Can the internet really change how the world is run?

    If we want to create a peaceful, law-governed world, then it is obvious that we require an appropriate body of… more

  • Forum Article

    Global income since the fall of the Berlin Wall

    The period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Great Recession saw probably the most profound reshuffle of… more

  • Forum Article

    Five reasons not to be pessimistic about the world

    When it comes to geopolitics, there is always a market for gloom. Business has been booming in this respect lately… more

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    This week at the World Economic Forum: May 30

    Welcome to this week’s update from the World Economic Forum. Most shared this week Europe’s voters are disillusioned… more

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    The real problem with Piketty's data

    Theoretical frameworks are great because they allow us to understand fundamental aspects of a complex world in much… more

  • Social Entrepreneurs Article

    Why we need a United Nations for young people

    Although the global financial crisis has taken an upward turn, markets and employment rates are still nowhere near… more

  • Forum Article

    Piketty’s problem and the limitations of big data

    The big data revolution can offer us analytical tools that previous researchers only dreamed of. But data alone is not… more