Debt relief is fair. It would also be good for the economy. Why isn’t it happening? Politics.
Aid can help to address global poverty. But we need field experiments—randomized controlled trials—to tell us which programs work.
If richer states provide security, the poorest can finally grow.
Many development experts promote information and communication technology (ICT) as a way to relieve global poverty. They should pay more attention to the human beings who use it.
That people respond to the relative costs and returns of schooling might imply that the poor are optimizing the amount of school they invest in, as predicted in a simple economic model. But evidence suggests that reality is more complex.
Monarch butterflies may be gone in thirty years. Saving them seems apolitical, but environmentalists have landed in the sights of drug cartels, illegal loggers, Trump supporters, and even clandestine avocado farmers.
A roundtable with bell hooks, Cornel West, and more.
Each week, another magazine, book, or think tank sketches a dystopian near-future in which automation renders workers unnecessary. Is a basic income the solution?