Letters to the editor for the March 20, 2017 weekly magazine.
The world has struggled for seven years to create steady growth. Now it needs a spigot of ideas and reforms to improve productivity.
With acute food needs in four countries, the UN faces the worst humanitarian crisis in seven decades. The world must assist its most vulnerable, not only with money but efforts for peace in these conflict areas.
Its development report asks why certain harmful beliefs persist and suggests ways to shape people’s preferences to ensure progress. First task: Challenge the idea of power with the power of ideas.
As Western democracies deal with voter rage and populist parties, India’s leader tries to appeal to poor voters by enlisting them in development, even asking them to think differently.
As the US seeks to close itself off, German leader Angela Merkel may ask Trump to join her in embracing a kind of openness that blesses people and nations rather than hurts them. She knows what a closed society looks like.
Journalism can upset and disappoint. But there's no alternative to people who dedicate themselves to seeking truth and establishing facts.
A roundup of global commentary for the March 13, 2017, weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the March 13, 2017 weekly magazine.
With trust in institutions at a record low worldwide, a good place to look for success in trust-building are companies with the most satisfied employees.
A recent Supreme Court ruling sheds light on how much judges should look at possible bias in government decisions. Does Trump’s executive order on travel from six countries single out Muslims as a class?
The country’s leaders call for more innovation to boost slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy, yet they show little faith in the creativity of Chinese researchers. Ideas can be discovered wherever there is freedom of thought.