Topic : North America

  • A vacant, boarded up house is seen in the once thriving Brush Park neighborhood with the downtown Detroit skyline behind it in Detroit, Global Agenda Councils Article

    How can America get a grip on inequality?

    In 2013, President Barack Obama branded income inequality as “the defining challenge of our time”… more

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    What an education debate can teach us about politics

    A paradoxical situation seems to confront today’s political scene and the choices it generates. On… more

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    The economics of America’s immigration changes

    The President of the United-States announced sweeping changes to the immigration system via… more

  • Vaccines are placed on a tray inside the Taipei City Hospital Forum Article

    How sharing knowledge saves lives

    Four-hundred years ago, the English philosopher and scientist, Francis Bacon, helped lay the groundwork… more

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    How to fix America’s bridges

    There are about 600,000 bridges in the United States, and about one in four is classifiedas functionally… more

  • Container ship departs Burrard Inlet in Vancouver Forum Article

    How the US and EU could boost trade by 50%

    The TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations have become… more

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    What is personalised learning?

    America is called a melting pot for many reasons. Each individual carries unique… more

  • An aerial view of Mexico city at night from an airplane Forum Article

    How can Mexico boost its growth?

    When Mexico’s then-President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and his American counterpart, Bill Clinton, signed… more

  • Steam billows from the cooling towers of Jaenschwalde coal power station near Cottbus Forum Article

    Is the US-China climate deal a game changer?

    The United States, the world’s biggest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, has pledged to cut… more

  • Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland carry an empty coffin at a WWI memorial at a Commonwealth war cemetery near Lens Forum Article

    The economic factors that shaped the First World War

    How much power do economic factors have in deciding the struggle for global power? To explain the… more

  • U.S. dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken at the Bank of Taiwan in Taipei Forum Article

    What the dollar’s rise means for the global economy

    The US dollar is on the move. In the last four months alone, it has soared by more than 7% compared… more

  • U.S. dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken at the Bank of Taiwan in Taipei Forum Article

    Why didn’t America’s stimulus work?

    In December 2008, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee lowered the federal funds rate to… more

  • Japanese elementary school students wear masks as a precaution against the Influenza A (H1N1) virus during a tour at the Parliament in Tokyo Forum Article

    How not to get the flu

    Imagine if an infectious disease were to strike the United States tomorrow. Caused by a virus, it is… more

  • U.S. flags are seen along the presidential parade route in Washington Forum Article

    How US healthcare affects inequality

    The story goes like this: since 1979 – the peak of the last business cycle before the inauguration… more

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    How big a problem is wealth inequality in the US?

    There is no dispute that income inequality has been on the rise in the US for the past… more

  • Photos of yuan and U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed at a money exchange in Hong Kong Forum Article

    Would a dollar-renminbi standard bolster growth?

    A generation of development economists owe Ronald McKinnon, who died earlier this month, a… more

  • U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim meet with pacific rim trade ministers including Japan’s Economics Minister Amari during news conference in Singapore Forum Article

    Could the TPP help to end currency wars?

    Looking for ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, US President Barack Obama’s administration… more

  • U.S. dollar bills are pictured during a photo opportunity at an office of Interbank Inc. money exchange in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why the US deficit is not as bad as you think

    When the United States’ current account fell into deficit in 1982, the US Council of Economic… more