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Time to Make The Numbers Count

Martin Rees | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Martin Rees

Without reliable performance indicators, the effectiveness of governments and international organisations cannot be measured and it is impossible to create the right incentives for improvement.

Reasons for the Surge in Births to Single Women

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

Throughout Europe, births to single mothers more than doubled between 1990 and 2010. Such rapid changes are very unusual historically. They cry out for explanation from social scientists.

Scientists Beware: Shooting the Messenger

American Statistical Association | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

While every scientist faces the possibility of being the bearer of bad news, statisticians are especially vulnerable. At present, two countries -- Greece and Argentina -- are bringing charges against statisticians who are reporting truthful, yet unpleasant, data.

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no longer simply a question of left versus right or nationalism versus xenophobia. Today, the choice in increasingly between old world versus new world, and a future which envisions participation in the EU versus one that does not.

The European Crisis Was Predictable and Is Salutary for the Euro

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

This crisis is in fact salutary: it was time that the Eurozone members realized that the Euro is a privilege, but that they have to act responsibly.

Greece Evidences the Weaknesses of the Euro

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

Greece is, once again, on the verge of bankruptcy and, once again, is asking its European partners for help.