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G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge

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Finance ministers from world’s biggest economies have dropped an anti-protectionist commitment after opposition from the… BBC G20 ministers left the two-day meeting without renewing their long-standing pledge to bolster free… Last year, the group of the world’s 20 largest economies vowed to “resist all forms of… G20 finance ministers… Read More »

Industry by Design?

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Industrial policies come in many shapes and sizes, but some strategies to nurture domestic firms and industries have clearly worked better than… Project Syndicate Understanding why may hold the key to creating the conditions for contemporary growth and… CAMBRIDGE – A quarter-century ago, in the wake of the Thatcher and… Industry by… Read More »

A Clinical Trial Just ‘Reversed’ Type 2 Diabetes in 40% of Participants

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Type 2 diabetes, a disease wherein the body is incapable of producing sufficient levels of insulin or doesn’t respond to insulin correctly, can be a lifelong… Written by: Author: June Javelosa Editor: Christianna Reedy  Futurism   It leads to the build up of blood sugars and in the cell’s inability to receive the energy it needs to function… It’s also more likely to afflict people over the age of 40, those who… A Clinical Trial… Read More »

If you want to predict if the eurozone will survive – follow the money

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Despite elections in senior member states, the short-term prognosis for the currency union is good, but long-term worries remain, writes Daniel Gros. Irish Examiner What does the eurozone’s future hold? It depends where you look. Some economic indicators… If you want… Read More »

Amazon men in their 80s have the arteries of Americans in their 50s

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Lancet study shows diet low on processed carbs, saturated fats and active living boost heart… Amina Zafar CBC News The Tsimane living in the Amazon have the lowest reported levels of age-related hardening of the arteries in the world, say researchers who encourage Westerners to learn from these Bolivian rainforest… Atherosclerosis was thought to be a natural part of… Amazon men in… Read More »

So far, Trump has been mercifully incompetent

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“The world is laughing at us. They’re laughing at the stupidity of our… — Donald Trump, October 2016 Stupid is as stupid… Dana Milbank The Washington Post During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump remarked often on the stupidity of our… He was under the impression that the rest of the planet was indulging in some sort of global guffaw at our… So far, Trump… Read More »

What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?

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Walk half a city block in downtown Washington, and there is a good chance that you will pass an… NEIL IRWIN  The New York Times People with advanced training in the field shape policy on subjects as varied as how health care is provided, broadcast licenses auctioned or air pollution… Turn on cable news, and the guests who opine on the weighty public policy questions of the… What if Sociologists… Read More »

Nations have separated children from parents before. It never ends well.

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The Trump administration’s new family separation plan would be cruel — and likely ineffective. Nara Milanich The Washington Post The Trump administration has already proposed a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a ban on travel from six countries, a shutdown of the refugee program and extensive detentions and deportations of undocumented… Nations have separated… Read More »

Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science

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Many bibliometricians and university administrators remain wary of Google Scholar citation data, preferring “the gold standard” of Web of Science… LSE Anne-Wil Harzing, who developed the Publish or Perish software that uses Google Scholar data, here sets out to challenge some of the misconceptions about this data source and explain why it offers a serious alternative to Web of… In addition to its flaws having been… Google Scholar is… Read More »

A former FBI agent shares 10 tough skills you need to be a strong leader

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To survive growing up on a remote cattle ranch in the middle of Wyoming, I needed to be scrappy, gritty, and… LaRae Quy, SmartBrief Business Insider If I wasn’t keeping an eye out for rattle snakes, I was avoiding horned bulls from charging my horse as I tried to cut them from a… I learned many important life lessons on that ranch… A former FBI… Read More »

US calls on Turkey to respect, ensure fundamental freedoms

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The United States has called on Turkey to respect and ensure essential freedoms over concerns on human rights issues and freedoms in the… Hurriyet “We urge Turkey to respect and ensure freedom of expression, fair trial guarantees, judicial independence, and other essential… We also firmly believe… US calls on… Read More »

Lesson from the Low Country: Fear is good

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Dutch election shows that, for better or worse, European politics remains local. Matthew Karnitschnig Politico BERLIN — The good news is that it’s safe again to ignore Dutch politics. After weeks of… Lesson from the… Read More »

Klaus Schwab: We need a new narrative for globalization

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The world is at a historic crossroads. Market extremism, often labelled neoliberalism, which has shaped our national and global policies for the past three decades, has become a toxic fuel for the stuttering engine for… Klaus Schwab World Economic Forum It has also generated polluting side effects that are no longer tolerated by large portions… Yet market-driven globalization has… Klaus Schwab: We… Read More »

Better resource efficiency could be worth trillions, UN says

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Almost €2 trillion would be poured into the global economy every year if resource efficiency was boosted, according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme released yesterday (16 March). Janie Matthews Euractiv The report, backed by research from the International Resource Panel, showed that efficient use of the world’s natural resources will mean big money for the next generation, who could see the €2 trillion by 2050. A programme in… Better resource efficiency… Read More »

Dineo Seshee Bopape Wins Future Generation Art Prize

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The announcement comes hot on the heels of her co-winning the 2017 Sharjah Biennial Art… Caroline Elbaor artnetnews Dineo Seshee Bopape is on a roll. Following last week’s announcement that she was one of the four winners of the 2017 Sharjah Biennial Prize, the South African artist has been named the recipient of the 2017 Future Generation Art… Dineo Seshee Bopape… Read More »

Das Knowhow Kapital

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JOHANNESBURG – It has been a quarter-century since apartheid ended, and 23 since the African National Congress took power in South… Ricardo Hausmann Project Syndicate But, as President Jacob Zuma reported in his recent State of the Nation Address, the country’s whites remain in… “White households earn at least five times more than black… Das Knowhow… Read More »