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Why Rich Cities Rebel | by Jeffrey D. Sachs

NEW YORK – Three of the world’s more affluent cities have erupted in protests and unrest this year. Paris has faced waves of protests and rioting since November 2018, soon after French President Emmanuel Macron raised fuel taxes. Hong Kong has been in upheaval since March, after Chief Executive Carrie …

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New measures of economic success | London Business School

Boone suggests the campaign ne to be waged across several fronts: “Governments need to ensure that all of their citizens have equal access to a high-quality education. People need good transport infrastructure to be able to reach the jobs on offer, digital infrastructure such as high-speed broadband, and access to …

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How to afford the SDGs

PARIS — In September 2015, world leaders committed to achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Back then, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimated that attaining the SDGs would require about $2. 5 trillion per year of additional investment in developing countries alone. A recent International Monetary Fund study …

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Editorial: Time to derail Canada’s debt train

Canada ne to apply the brakes to its deficit and debt express before it becomes a runaway train. The importance of government prioritizing strategic spending cuts and identifying bureaucratic efficiencies is amplified today as global trade uncertainty escalates and warning signs of economic recession heat up. As the World Bank’s …

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Poland’s unlikely PiS dividend

The recently reelected Law and Justice’s (PiS) second term in office will run into more problems than its first, with slower economic growth undermining its spending plans. That’s the view of many, both on the left and right. PiS kept its absolute majority in the parliamentary election, but remains short of the …

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Closing the Energy Efficiency Gap for Low-Income Households

A randomized controlled trial demonstrates the importance of providing financing for energy-efficient appliances in Kenya. On one of my first trips to Nairobi, Kenya, our local research assistant took me to Kibera – the largest slum in Africa. We sat down with a young couple and their 6-month-old to talk …

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