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By Project Syndicate - Jun 22,2017
From Fawaz’s home in a makeshift refugee camp just across the border from Syria, where he lives with his now-displaced family, one danger has been traded for another.“There are no schools. There is no education. My children have no toys.
By Project Syndicate - Jun 22,2017
India has lately been pursuing an ambitious goal: a cashless economy.Despite early missteps and frustrations, it will turn out to be a change for the better for the country’s 1.31 billion people.Africa should set a similar goal — and take the first step by establishing a monetary
By Project Syndicate - Jun 22,2017
The past few decades have brought incredible progress for women and children’s health.Since 1990, preventable child deaths have declined by 50 per cent, and maternal mortality has fallen by 45 per cent.
By Project Syndicate - Jun 22,2017
As Britain focuses on what its relationship with the European Union might look like once it leaves the bloc, sometime during 2019, the rest of the world is already girding for the post-Brexit era.For many African countries in particular, preparing for the inevitable divorce is no
By Project Syndicate - Jun 22,2017
In the two decades from 1979 to 1999, the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States drifted downward, from 19 million to 17 million.But over the next decade, between 1999 and 2009, the number plummeted to 12 million.That more dramatic decline has given rise to the idea th
By Project Syndicate - Jun 21,2017
Four years ago, the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh pulled back the curtain on the employment practices of the global apparel industry.We had hoped that the tragedy, which killed more than 1,100 workers — the deadliest accident in the industry’s hi
By Project Syndicate - Jun 21,2017
Recently, the Chinese government tightened its grip on the renminbi’s exchange rate.China has now effectively reneged on a promise it made 18 months ago, when it lobbied its way into the basket of currencies that determines the value of the International Monetary Fund’s synthetic
By Project Syndicate - Jun 21,2017
With Helmut Kohl’s death, “the largest figure on the continent of Europe for decades”, as Bill Clinton described the former German chancellor, has left us.Kohl possessed most of the talents of a successful politician: ambition, ruthlessness, tenacity, tactical skills and a sense
By Project Syndicate - Jun 20,2017
Brazil’s economy has been in free fall, a casualty of years of economic mismanagement and the vast corruption scandal that has engulfed the country’s political and business establishment — and which now threatens to bring down the second president in as many years.It may seem har
By Project Syndicate - Jun 20,2017
No, Parisian voters are not “vomitatious”, as the pathetic Henri Guaino proclaimed Monday after losing his seat in the National Assembly.Staying home from the polls, which we have been told for 30 years benefits the National Front, cannot now be used to explain the surge of La Ré

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