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Tough measures needed to deleverage real estate and bail out local governments

Tough measures needed to deleverage real estate and bail out local governments

WHERE is Chinese economy heading in 2018? This is a question that has occupied many economists of late. Ma Jun, director of Center for Finance and Development at Tsinghua University, believes that the ...

Ni Tao | February 14, 2018, Wednesday


A multi-sector approach to end Cholera as a threat

A multi-sector approach to end Cholera as a threat

“WHERE is your toilet?” This is often the first question I ask when I visit the site of a cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. More often than not, the answer is: “We don’t have one. We go wherever ...

Dominique Legros | February 14, 2018, Wednesday


World Bank needs to return to its mission

World Bank needs to return to its mission

THE World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost shared prosperity. These goals are universally agreed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

Jeffrey D. Sachs | February 13, 2018, Tuesday


Time to resist callous behavior and crude language

Time to resist callous behavior and crude language

DEAR Editor, I write in reference to Wang Yong’s commentary “We’re great people, but still only human” (February 7). It reminded me of what the Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote a couple of centuries ...

Greg Cusack | February 13, 2018, Tuesday


Seeing through Big Tobacco’s smokescreen

Seeing through Big Tobacco’s smokescreen

WE all know how bad tobacco is, that it kills millions of people every year, and that it harms many more. We also know that tobacco companies have consistently lied about how much damage their products ...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Tabaré Ramón Vázquez | February 12, 2018, Monday


On how to turn ideas into business opportunities

On how to turn ideas into business opportunities

STARTING a new venture requires time and effort. But this seemingly obvious statement has led to confusion among entrepreneurs and academics. Many budding entrepreneurs believe that an idea alone will ...

Peter Vogel | February 12, 2018, Monday


Are we wasting time on schooling that won’t prepare us for jobs?

Are we wasting time on schooling that won’t prepare us for jobs?

WHEN I took up Bryan Caplan’s “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money,” I thought about the usual case we made for education. It can allegedly broaden your ...

Wan Lixin | February 9, 2018, Friday


‘Greed is good’: US tax policies favor the rich

‘Greed is good’: US tax policies favor the rich

I’VE been attending the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland since 1995. Never have I come away more dispirited than I have this year. Inequality is surging, especially in the ...

Joseph E. Stiglitz | February 8, 2018, Thursday


Super Bowl tells more than just a sports story

Super Bowl tells more than just a sports story

SUPER Bowl, the annual extravaganza of the National Football League in the US, was held this year at the US Bank stadium, Minneapolis in Minnesota on Sunday night. The Philadelphia Eagles picked up the ...

Phillip Chao | February 8, 2018, Thursday


Better care for our children and pediatricians

Better care for our children and pediatricians

THE recent outbreak of influenza has claimed its latest victim: my family. Since January my toddler son has fallen ill, sneezing, coughing and running a fever. Believing that medication was premature ...

Ni Tao | February 7, 2018, Wednesday




 

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