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Joseph E. Stiglitz examines the lessons learned so far from the current crisis.
While many celebrate salad greens, the local food movement is cultivating exclusivity and becoming less and less budget friendly.
Despite for-profit companies entering the microcredit market, nonprofits continue to serve a vital function when it comes to bringing financial services to those who need them most.
We have squandered the chance of keeping global warming below two-degree Celsius limit unless we take draconian action, says climate scientist Kevin Anderson.
Nuclear power, not shale gas, will ensure China's energy security, argues energy expert Gal Luft.
International standards and enforcement could prevent tax evasion and avoidance.
Could Amnesty International, Greenpeace, or Oxfam be hit by disruption and disappear within a few years' time? International civil society organizations need to change their business models.
Most greenhouse-gas emissions and climate-change predictions have been based on the assumption that the planet's burden of humans will peak around 2050, and then begin a slow decline; but new analysis suggests an 80% probability global population will keep rising.
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