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Of Moonshots and Slingshots   Transcript
Vinay Gupta 06/18/14
Only if policy people and technologists work together better will we change the world in ways that are congruent with our most critical human needs and planetary risks. >Ideas >Commentary
New Growth Models   Publication
New growth models will take time to develop. They will require shifts and innovations in policies, changes in values, and new coalitions to accomplish complex transitions. >Ideas >Policy Library
Working for the Few: Political Capture and Economic Inequality   Publication
Left unchecked, the corrosive effects of inequality lead to opportunity capture where the lowest tax rates, best education, and best healthcare are claimed by the rich. >Ideas >Policy Library
Peace Pays for Itself   Transcript
Steve Killelea 10/01/13
The global economic impact of violence in 2012 was estimated to be $9.5 trillion. Governments need a way to account for and recuperate these unproductive expenditures. >Ideas >Commentary
Jan Hofmeyer
Jan Hofmeyer is head of the Policy and Analysis Unit of the Institute for Justice and Reconviliation, a Cape Town-based think tank. >Innovators >People
The Right Social Policies Can Promote Intergenerational Ethics  
Jan Hofmeyer 09/06/13
A new study by Bertelsmann Foundation analyzes fairness between the young and the old, and provides policy solutions for governments in aging societies. >Ideas >Innovations
Intergenerational Justice in Comparison across the OECD   Publication
A new index measures whether societies are saving for the future or leaving unsustainable legacies of public debt, child poverty, and pollution. >Ideas >Policy Library
Skin in the Game as a Required Heuristic for Acting under Uncertainty   Publication
Constantine Sandis, Nassim Nicholas Taleb 07/25/13
How are we to act in the face of all the uncertainty that remains after we have become aware of our ignorance? >Ideas >Policy Library
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Proven Anti-hunger Strategies   Publication
Thomas W. Pogge, Timothy Wise 07/16/13
Beyond economic growth and safety nets there exists a wide range of proven anti-hunger strategies that deserve greater attention in the current policy-making context. >Ideas >Policy Library
A New Development Bank for Infrastructure and Sustainability   Transcript
Nicholas Stern, Amar Bhattacharya, Mattia Romani, Joseph Stiglitz 05/02/13
The BRICs are financing infrastructure and sustainable development at home and in other developing countries. >Ideas >Commentary
Todd Moss
Todd Moss is vice president for programs and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. >Innovators >People
Otaviano Canuto
Otaviano Canuto is Vice President and Head of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, a division of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, poverty reduction, and analytic work for the World Bank's client countries. >Innovators >People
Innovation in Development Finance  
Jomo K. S. 04/19/13
Over the last six years, roughly $6 billion has been allotted to innovative sources of development financing, and some recent proposals promise to raise far more. >Ideas >Innovations
Thought Leader: Tomas Sedlacek   Publication
Tomas Sedlacek, Devin T. Stewart, 03/28/13
Economists worship efficiency, profit, computability, numbers, growth, and wealth. But Tomas Sedlacek thinks the time of economists as priests is coming to an end. >Ideas >Briefings
Ann Pettifor
Ann Pettifor is Director of Jubilee Research at the New Economics Foundation. She co-founded the campaign that grew into the international Jubilee 2000 movement for the cancellation of the debts of the poorest countries. >Innovators >People
International Financial Institutions and Financial Accountability   Publication
Kunibert Raffer 02/15/13
While useful proposals to reform International Financial Institutions (IFIs) have been widely discussed, the lack of meaningful financial accountability has received little attention. Considering the substantial damage done by IFIs, this is surprising both from an ethical and an economist’s point of view. >Ideas >Policy Library
The Causes of the Financial Crisis   Publication
Nassim Nicholas Taleb 01/29/13
Hidden risks, agency problems, diffusion of responsibility, and excessive complexity were at the root of the financial crisis. Taleb proposes a simple remedy. >Ideas >Briefings
How Iceland Solved Its Financial Crisis: Bankruptcy  
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson 01/28/13
Icelandic President Olafur Grimsson says that only through letting banks fail was his country able to recover from its financial crisis. >Ideas >Video
The Outsider's Guide to Supporting Nonviolent Resistance to Dictatorship   Publication
A group of experts on nonviolence gathered in New York to compile a list of techniques that can be and have been used against repressive dictatorships. >Ideas >Policy Library

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