The Urban Village

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Computational social science is showing why cities thrive. When a city doubles in size, every measure of economic activity increases by about 15 percent per capita.  > More

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Ebola and Inequality

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Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz examines the lessons learned so far from the current crisis.

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Local Food Systems: A Green Way of Life, or a Luxury Only for Elites?

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While many celebrate salad greens, the local food movement is cultivating exclusivity and becoming less and less budget friendly.

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The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

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Dean Karlan

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.

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Is the 2015 Paris Conference the Last Chance to Save Our Planet?

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We have squandered the chance of keeping global warming below two-degree Celsius limit unless we take draconian action, says climate scientist Kevin Anderson.

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China's Dependency on Coal is "Suicidal": It's Diversify or Die

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Nuclear power, not shale gas, will ensure China's energy security, argues energy expert Gal Luft.

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Why Taxation Must Go Global

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Wolfgang Schäuble

International standards and enforcement could prevent tax evasion and avoidance.

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Navigating Disruptions

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Linda Heyer, Burkhard Gnärig

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.

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UN Population Growth Data is Bad News for Climate

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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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