On August 19, nearly 200 major American CEOs have subscribed to a new statement of purpose released by the Business Roundtable (BRT). It calls for a radical change to the principle of maximizing shareholder value. To be replaced with the concept

The Answer in EU’s Exposome Programme: Refining Risk Assessment with a novel approach to studying the role of the environment in human disease How dangerous are the pollutants that surround us in our daily lives? We are used to breathing polluted

Updated 10 June. Two political developments threaten Europe: A no-deal Brexit that would certainly hurt the British economy but would also be painful on the continent, and an out-of-control deficit in Italy. Taken separately, Europe could handle the issues. But

The 2019 European Parliament elections mark a real watershed for Europe. We are in new territory. European politics will never be the same again. Where there was at best indifference to the dream of a United States of Europe, there

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

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