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Exaggerated Alarm and Destructive Excursions: Anti-Proliferation Policy and The Case of North Korea

November 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Mueller The consequences of nuclear proliferation have been substantially benign: those who have acquired the weapons have “used” them simply to stoke their egos or to deter real or imagined threats. However, alarmed anti-proliferation efforts have proved to be exceedingly costly. History suggests that the best policy for dealing the North

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Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

November 25, 2017 • Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses a hurdle to progress in non-carbon energy in the West, while nuclear power advances

What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?

November 24, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Frederic Lemieux In this article, the author examines key elements defining mass shootings and the evolution of definitions over time. The article also scrutinises the characteristics of active shooters and the dynamics of these incidents. Finally, it

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

August 29, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Healthcare Reform, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries shows that health inequalities are increasing. The long-term solutions to this worrisome situation

Rich but Poor Africa: Can Agriculture Help Tackle Its Looming Food Crisis?

August 29, 2017 • Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Hamlet Hlomendlini As populations rise, food demand goes up and not everybody might be ready. In this article, economist Hamlet Hlomendlini sheds lights on the economic and political realities faced by Africa and how the region could approach the looming

Is Brexit a Neo-Liberal Coup Against 45 Years of Life-Protective Law and Regulation?

August 14, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John McMurtry The European Union’s rule of life-protective law is never really seen on media’s coverages and public discussions. In this article, Dr. McMurtry shares an in-depth analysis on Brexit, contentious elements revolving it, and how all these

Wikipedia as Illustration of the Truth-Seeking Rationale for Freedom of Expression

July 10, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Digital Transformation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Mark Cenite Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas – is difficult to interpret. Analysis of how Wikipedia functions, and the accuracy of its

What Debates About International Trade and Competition Often Ignore

May 30, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sarita D. Jackson  Current US protectionist policy proposals respond to the idea that international trade harms the manufacturing sector. Such a response ignores the positive role that trade agreements and other special trade programs play in actually

How the Belt and Road Could Change the 21st Century

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Asia - Pacific, China, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         Until recently, globalisation was led by the West and benefitted only a few advanced economies. After China’s three decades of rapid growth, the Belt and Road

Puerto Rico Declares Bankruptcy

May 17, 2017 • Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Stephen Lendman Puerto Rico faces a long, painful struggle ahead. Stephen Lendman elaborates on how it has come to this and what could the future hold for its citizens.   Colonised and exploited by America since 1898, its people, governor and other