Economics

Then-European Parliament Vice President Isabelle Durant

Why Aren’t There More Women Economists at the United Nations?

Female economists are rising to the top—everywhere but the U.N.

Members of Congress of South African Trade Unions march to the National Treasury during their strike against corruption and unemployment in Pretoria on Oct. 7, 2020.

U.S. Tax Policy Can Help Africa’s Fight Against Illicit Financial Flows

The Biden administration can stop multinational companies, criminals, and kleptocrats from siphoning off Africa’s wealth.

Democratic presidential candidates arrive at primary debate.

What Biden’s Welfare State Is—and Isn’t

The pandemic has ushered in a new economic era. But it’s more familiar than it appears.

Workers pick up leaves from cannabis plants inside a greenhouse in Lesotho on Aug. 6, 2019.

Africa Needs Cannabis to Spark Economic Growth

Decriminalization of marijuana would create jobs and boost tax revenue across the continent.

A man holds up an Indian flag at a rally featuring. U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sept. 22, 2019.

The Power of Indians Abroad

In a time of crisis, the diaspora shows its strength.

Food market in Mexico City

Biden’s ‘America First’ Policies Are Spreading Global Pain

Like its blatant vaccine nationalism, the administration’s unchecked stimulus policies are hurting the world—especially the global poor.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched.

Tulipmania in Space

SPACs are creating a space bubble that will eventually come crashing back to Earth along with cosmic junk launched during the current frenzy.

Venezuelan migrants stay at migrant shelter.

Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money

Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.

U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths speaks during a press conference.

Britain Retains Monopoly on U.N. Relief Post

U.N.’s Yemen envoy, Martin Griffiths, is to become the U.N. humanitarian relief czar.

Billboards feature Mohammed bin Salman and Imran Khan.

Can Imran Khan Change the Course of Saudi-Pakistani Relations?

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia’s relationship is walking a fine line.

A man types on his smart phone in Iran.

Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens

Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet freely and evade government surveillance.

EU Council staff members remove the United Kingdom’s flag from the European Council building in Brussels on Jan. 31, 2020.

Trade Deals Primarily Promote Stability, Not Trade

And the new agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union does the opposite.

Russians protest against President Vladimir Putin's government at Pushkin Square in Moscow on Jan. 23.

A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia

It’s time for America and Europe to start putting serious economic pressure on Putin’s regime.

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