The global economy thrives on globalization and the increasing interdependence of finance, production, consumption and trade. Such integration has reduced poverty, yet varying national policies along with ever-increasing speed of transactions and market news have also contributed to imbalances, both among nations and within. Regulations often do not keep pace in managing cross-border debt, foreign direct investment, corporate practices, tax codes or economic bubbles. The eurozone crisis and the US subprime mortgage crisis have demonstrated that one nation’s problems and panic can spread like wildfire. Nations must combine a competitive spirit with cooperation to achieve stable economic growth and sustainable prosperity.

The Age of Vulnerability

GDP is not an adequate measure of a nation’s success
Joseph E. Stiglitz
October 20, 2014

Glasgow Becomes First University in Europe to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Students in Fossil Free campaign question profits from the planet’s destruction
Libby Brooks
October 13, 2014

Dubai Housing Costs Soar

To attract needed labor, the city needs affordable housing
Matt Smith and Praveen Menon
October 3, 2014

Russia: Friction With the West, New Ties With the East

But can ambitious powers neglect entire continents?
Laurence Neville
September 23, 2014

Why Fighting Climate Change May Help the Economy, Not Hurt It

Ending subsidies for fossil fuels, encouraging efficiency would help all economies
Michael Casey
September 19, 2014