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Forget Impeachment, Focus on the Virus

Forget Impeachment, Focus on the Virus

In climbing, risk management is everything. Ask any mountaineer who has made it into his or her forties how they did it, and they will invariably say it was a mix of luck and knowing which dangers were the ones to heed. Good judgement in being able to properly assess weather patterns, snowpack, rock quality,… Continue Reading

How To Meet The Davos Challenge

How To Meet The Davos Challenge

DAVOS – The World Economic Forum’s annual flagship meeting this year will focus on how to build a more cohesive and sustainable world. As always, the topic is timely, but also a little abstract. To help give it more concrete form, we have a few proposals to put the prevailing economic model on a better… Continue Reading

Outlook 2020

Outlook 2020

What it means—in plain English In 2020 the world economy is likely to extend its longest expansion on record. Inflation has defied forecasts by staying low. Don’t count on that changing anytime soon. The biggest risks are political, not economic. Partly, that reflects a resilient world economy. Mostly, it reflects the potential for harm wrought… Continue Reading

What American Moral Leadership Should Look Like

What American Moral Leadership Should Look Like

At a time when so many American politicians have become a disgrace to their offices, it is easy to forget what real public service entails. The top leaders of past generations were guided not by ambition or self-preservation, but by duty to their country and those less fortunate than themselves. Continue Reading

Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

Originally published at Project-Syndicate.org | December 31, 2019 Science fiction has a warning about developing mind-reading technology without any proper framework for how to control it. It should be heeded. Continue Reading