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Global Competitiveness Report

Will Any Presidential Candidate Commit to Fixing Our Nation's Infrastructure?

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Dante Disparte

This week's power failure in parts of Washington, D.C. are a reminder, as if one were needed, about the deplorable state of infrastructure more generally in the United States.

U.S. Infrastructure Down In World Rankings Since '08

Lucia Graves | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

The United States' global rank in infrastructure has dropped off considerably from where it was four years ago, both in absolute and relative terms, a...

Persisting Divides and Political Deadlock Are Jeopardizing Prosperity

Jennifer Blanke | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Jennifer Blanke

Switzerland, Singapore, Finland and Sweden, the top four most competitive nations in this year's Index, did not get where they are today without making tough, unpopular choices and longer-term strategic investments. Those that do not grasp this reality are condemned to face an uncertain future.

"Floody Hell": Saudis Face Misery as Jeddah Drowns, Again!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The past week suffered no lack of drama in Saudi Arabia as the nation witnessed, in amazing contrast, what could be a labelled as a modern-day 'Tale o...

9 Signs Of America In Decline: Bad News For Jobs, Education, Happiness

U.S. News & World Report | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The sky isn't falling, exactly. America isn't on a fast track to irrelevance. Even in a state of total neglect, we could probably shamble along as a d...

Is TIMSS Meaningful?

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Gerald Bracey

The next round of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study hits the street a week from today. It might be good to keep a few things in mind when considering the data.