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Dr. Emmanuel Martin
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Venezuela's economy has crashed and burned, and along with it a certain commodity-fueled model of development. Socialists everywhere would do well to take notice.
growth rate has shot up over the past two years, after the country's
statistical office changed its methodology. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
opponents argue that the figures are too good to be true. The reality is a bit
more complicated, but there is no question that flaws in the statistics could
be giving policymakers the wrong signals.
Poaching in Africa has intensified in recent years, leaving less than half a million elephants on the continent. The flip side of this ecological tragedy is a multibillion-dollar business for criminal and terrorist groups. That makes poaching a geopolitical problem requiring an international response.
Thomas Piketty captured something essential in the post-Lehman mood with his study of income and wealth differentials in the developed world. More’s the pity that his policy recommendations are misguided, in part because he missed the worst kind of inequality. During periods of economic crisis and slow growth, concerns ab...
Algeria has not been in such dire straits since it declared independence from France in 1962. The challenges the country faces today make its “bloody decade” during the 1990s, when conflict with the Armed Islamic Group (AIG) killed tens of thousands, seem like a time of stability and prosperity. It is not terrorism that is causing trouble for Algiers this time – at...