How to Empower Women through Religion

Gaia by Anselm Feuerbach. Image in public domain. This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Can Religion Help Solve Global Problems?” If religions could be defined by a gender, they would definitely be female. You can go to any Catholic, Protestant, or Espírita event in Brazil, and…

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Poverty and Inequality Perceptions in Peru

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Social Norms and Moral Principles to Reduce Poverty and Improve Equity.” Brayan Tapullima is twelve years old and lives happily on the banks of a river in the warm Peruvian jungle. Every day, he travels to the nearest school in…

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All Growth Is Based on Innovation

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Innovation, Dynamism, and Entrepreneurship.”   In looking at achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, we must ask ourselves: what does this growth look like, and what is the best way to achieve this particular type of growth? The Australian Government has…

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Trade Reality: Laborers Work, the Government Reaps

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Trade, Poverty & Inequality.” While trade liberalization undoubtedly improves a country’s economy, economic policies that are biased against laborers cause the population to remain poor. Policy makers need to realize the huge difference between a rich country and rich people.…

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