Update 25 May 2019: While results of the vote in the UK won't be made public until Sunday, early exit polls in the Netherlands delivered a surprise: Baudet's Eurosceptic populist party did not come ahead as predicted by the polls

What is the role of pain in our lives?  Pain, we can all agree, is unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. Pain acts as an alarm when faced with danger. Pain can be excruciating, tragic, the forerunner of death. In short,

Book Review “ People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent ” by Joseph. E. Stiglitz (published by W.W. Norton & Co, April 23, 2019) Joseph Stiglitz’s latest book, People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age

It’s become conventional wisdom that technological progress destroys jobs but also creates new ones balancing out the loss after a painful period of adjustment. Painful for those out of a job who are too old or unable to learn new

Soon after Notre Dame in Paris went up in flames, teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, in a speech to the European Parliament, said she did not want to diminish the Notre-Dame fire, but wished there was an equal outpouring of

When Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted by a blitzkrieg in 2011, three European countries played a key role, the UK, France and Italy. With America “leading from behind”, a polite way to say that America provided only military support

The challenge of universal education is huge. And much bigger than expected. There are many ways to address the root problems, but Bridge International Academies has a teaching model that demonstrably works. Bridge goes directly to the heart of the

A Win for China, A Loss for America and a Transformed G7 Balance of Power Updated 25 March 2019. On 22 March, at the close of President Xi Jinping’s visit, Italy signed a comprehensive economic agreement as part of the "New Silk

Contrary to what many people think, Putin’s goal is not simply a matter of restoring the Soviet Union or the empire of the Tsars. It’s much more than that. And it is terrifying. Russia is an economic midget but it

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