Our Sputnik moment lacks the energy and political cohesion for lift off while China keeps rolling along because the political class in Washington thinks we can drive into the future looking in the rearview mirror.
The search for financial stability, through regulatory or macroeconomic policy, is just beginning. Should developing countries wait for new global standards to emerge, or tailor their own regulatory strategies?
For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Immigration policy has become inseparable from economic policy, and super-immigrants, the most highly skilled, educated, and entrepreneurial people around the world looking for a new country, are at the heart of it.
No one knows where Haiti is headed, but the nation has survived other shock waves. The quake opened the next historical chapter, which began over two centuries ago when the black resistance made European empires tremble.