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Human Development Index

Trump Is the Face of Modern Fascism

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

When he threatens to punch protestors or alludes to riots if the Republican Party does not coronate him, he is using the playbook of bullies. And when his supporters beat up Mexicans and Muslims, his threat is not protected free speech but akin to yelling fire in a crowded theatre.

Unlimited Resources, Limited Environment

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

There is a growing awareness among political decision-makers that we need to take action to accommodate the resource needs of a human population that is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. Yet that awareness still needs to translate into political action.

Work Helps People Escape Poverty

Helen Clark | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Helen Clark

Work provides the means to tackle poverty, empower minorities by being inclusive, and protect our environment -- if jobs are green in a green economy. The challenge is to design policy responses to the changing world of work which will ensure that human development benefits from that change.

The Urban Gap

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Here and there, you can see the mix of the moneyed and the homeless in any major U.S. city--it's always been an element of urban life in the past half-century. Yet in L.A., it can be more unavoidable than in other cities.

When the Economy Is Explained By the Beatles

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

If you can picture the Beatles explaining today's economy through their songs' lyrics, I suggest you take a look at Federico Rampini's work.

Small & Big: The Interrelation That Exists

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Small is compact and constricted, always seen in comparison to big. The current global scenario demands an existence of both in equal forms. Small maybe frowned upon in terms of size, but it is the reason why big exists.

'Atheism to Replace Religion by 2041': A Clarification

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

This story was recently taken up by the Guardian Express and the International Business Times, whose writers were responding to a prediction in my book Why Atheism Will Replace Religion. I want to correct some of their errors and clarify the actual claim.

The Least Developed Country In The World?

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

Although Sub-Saharan Africa is home to the ten worst developed countries in the world, the region saw some of the most impressive development gains si...

2011 Human Development Index

Posted 01.03.2012 | World

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its annual Human Development Index on Wednesday, painting a grim picture of the prospects fo...

4 Wealthy Countries That Performed Executions In 2010

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Of the 26 countries that are categorized as free, only the U.S. and Japan had performed executions in 2010. This can be contrasted with the nearly 25% of countries classified as authoritarian that performed executions in 2010.

Jobs, Equity and Voice: Why Both Economic and Political Inclusion Matter in the Arab World

Helen Clark | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Helen Clark

In both Tunisia and Egypt, we have longstanding programs to advance human development. We are now working with the national authorities on support for their countries' next steps.

Highest And Lowest Life Expectancies Around The World: 2010 Human Development Index (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With a lifestyle emphasizing a balanced diet and regular exercise, the Japanese top the global charts for the highest life expectancy in the world, ac...

Best And Worst Places To Live: 2010 Human Development Index (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Norwegians have an extra special reason to feel patriotic today, as their country is ranked as the world's best place to live, according to a new repo...

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...