Topic: Peter Ford
In just 10 years, the world for the first time will be more middle-class than poor. That will tax resources and set up conflicts. But with more people free from just trying to survive, the arts and sciences should boom as well.
05/23/2011 11:02 am
By 2022, those living in poverty will be a minority for the first time, as the global middle class – particularly from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations – surges. Does new affluence signal shifting global power?
05/17/2011 09:55 am
Weather, inflation, and biofuels pushed the United Nations food price index to an all-time high in December, sparking concern over the poor being left with empty plates.
02/10/2011 11:41 am
Monitor staff writers and correspondents in each of the world's regions share what they expect to be top headlines in 2011.
12/28/2010 02:17 pm
China will drive rising energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions over the next 25 years, says Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency. But it will also lead the way in new sources of renewable energy.
11/10/2010 04:17 pm
When you plop down your money for bananas or fish sticks at the supermarket, you are buying into an increasingly global supply chain. That raises questions about food-safety laws.
10/26/2010 05:27 pm
Rescuers are stepping up frantic efforts to save 11 China miners still believed to be trapped by a deadly gas blast on Saturday.
10/17/2010 05:06 pm
China’s communist party: Light on ideology, heavy on control.
08/02/2010 07:05 am
China’s stake in the Middle East is growing. It buys more oil and sells more goods in the region than any other country, including the US. So why did Beijing vote in favor of Iran sanctions?
07/13/2010 12:54 pm
The latest China-Taiwan trade deal, signed Tuesday, avoided discussing sensitive political relations but signaled much closer cooperation between the longtime rivals.
06/29/2010 10:58 am