The dollar is at a 14-year high. That might sound like America is being made great again, but it could undermine economic growth in the United States and elsewhere and pose a threat to global financial stability. Continue reading Why a rising dollar is bad news for 2017 global economy
If a drone is on your holiday shopping list, be sure to check your insurance coverage before you crack open that instruction manual and take flight. Continue reading Do you need insurance for your drone?
Will the day come when we all work as our own boss? Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work, says entrepreneurs and freelancers represent the future of the workplace, as traditional office jobs become less and less relevant. He explains what we need to do to prepare, how companies should react, and why there is still a glass ceiling to be shattered. Continue reading By 2030, will we all be our own boss?
Heather A. Conley
Forty-eight hours before Donald Trump was declared winner of the U.S. presidential election, it was, as the great Yogi Berra quipped, “déjà vu all over again.” Continue reading What Americans can learn from Britain’s vote for Brexit
Governments seem to be getting poor reviews around much of the globe. In Western and non-Western nations, in the Global South and the Global North, disillusionment with politicians is widespread. Continue reading Voters are fed up with politicians, but they haven’t given up on democracy
In recent years, various research studies have shown that early life experiences can influence brain development in children. Early-life influences on brain growth and behavior were further clarified in two important studies. Continue reading How the environment shapes our personalities
Post-demonetisation of high-value currency notes in India, Nepal Premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ rang up Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an arrangement whereby Nepal residents holding a huge stock of the now-banned high denomination Indian rupee notes could swap them for legal tender. Continue reading Demonetisation: Outside India, it’s not just NRI who suffers
Dr. Luis Gómez Romero
US president-elect Donald Trump has highlighted some campaign promises that he actually plans to keep. Among others, he confirmed that he will build his promised wall on the Mexican border and deport up to three million undocumented migrants. It is important to ask: who, in fact, are these people? In Trump’s apocalyptic worldview, they’re a hoard of Latino “gang members” and “drug dealers” with “criminal records” who are invading America. But analysis reveals that image is far from reality. Continue reading Trump’s rhetoric on immigrants is deeply problematic
At a village counselling centre in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a woman dressed in a bright pink sari starts the conversation on a bright note. But 10 minutes into her session she is weeping. Continue reading Disowned by family, women rescued from Indian brothels turn to counselling
In 2008, an immigrant voter recalled at a community meeting this week, tears streamed down her face when she heard that America had elected its first African-American President. It meant that her children could thrive in the multi-racial country of their adoption. Eight years later, as the election results streamed in, she broke into uncontrollable sobs. Continue reading After rending nation asunder, Trump aspires to be unifier