This week's long-form good reads may change your perspective on the effects of the Great Recession, the importance of geography, and how to measure the quality of a teacher.
Against a backdrop of sluggish economic growth, rising wealth inequality, and high unemployment, cooperative businesses are telling an unexpected story of stability, growth, and value. They could do even more good if they received greater political and public support.
As the government of Colombia and the militant insurgency group FARC begin peace negotiations today in Oslo, Norway, they may finally end one of Latin Americas longest conflicts. But greater participation by all Colombians, especially women, is critical for a lasting peace.
There are good years and there are bad years for the Nobel Peace Prize, Brown writes. What will the prize mean for the future of the European Union?
Sunk low by euro woes, the European Union needed the Nobel Peace Prize to remind it why it should be grateful for its past success. Gratitude helps in affairs of state as much as in personal ties.