The Future of Europe: Growth and Enlargement

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “The Future of Europe.” The European Union has managed to bring stability to a problematic area of the world, and it did that through the magic of economics. Now, as the old continent faces several financial crises and European solidarity…

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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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