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Countering Violent Extremism -- Put Youth at the Center of the Narrative

Erik Solheim | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Erik Solheim

Kenya is preparing to host a summit to counter violent extremism in June 2015. A timely and vital initiative by a country reeling from tragic terror attacks.

Improving Millennials' Financial Literacy With Mobile Technology

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

The global growth of handheld digital devices among younger people is transforming the way consumers are getting their information in general, and financial information in particular. On April 15, the 2015 Financial Literacy Summit brought together international financial literacy experts to discuss how mobile technology can improve financial literacy for today's young adults.

Those Gruelling U.S. Tax Rates: A Global Perspective

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

The Tax Foundation released its inaugural "International Tax Competitiveness Index" (ITCI) on September 15th, 2014. The United States was ranked an abysmal 32nd out of the 34 OECD member countries for the year 2014.

Are Low Oil Prices Here to Stay?

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

It's often said that you can't get economists to agree on anything. Well, oil economists certainly can't agree on future prices, with commentators suggesting anything from $20 to $200. Seldom has there been such a discrepancy in forecasting, though the median forecasts seem to be somewhere between $60 and $70.

Responsible Gold Also Means Supporting Livelihoods of Artisanal Miners

OECD | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
OECD

The push for "conflict-free" minerals has created new challenges for mines in eastern Congo, like Mukungwe, to access formal gold markets, mainly because of unreasonably high expectations from the market that go beyond international standards.

Celebrating #WorldWaterDay

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22nd, World Water Day, is a day to celebrate one of the planet's most precious resources, fresh water. But that resource is being rapidly depleted.

New Report Sheds Light on Overseas Coal Financing by Export Credit Agencies

Nicole Ghio | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green
Nicole Ghio

As the 34 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) met in Paris last week, Oil Change International released a new report with a shocking revelation.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Gender

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

PISA's just-published report, The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence, gives a much-needed update on the status of gender in education today. Francesca Borgonovi (PISA Analyst) and Marilyn Achiron (Education Editor) compiled and wrote the PISA findings. To discuss the report further, I invited them to share perspectives.

Rebecca Klein

It's Official: Girls Are Dominating Boys When It Comes To Academic Achievement

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents

Girls are academically outperforming boys in many countries around the world -- even in places where women face political, economic or social inequali...

Financial Literacy and U.S. Teens: Global Study Reveals Path for Improvement

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Despite midrange results for U.S. high school students in PISA's first-ever global financial literacy test, best practices from other nations can provide a strong path for U.S. students to learn and master these skills.

Congress and Lack of Immigration Reform: A Study on How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America's Place in the World

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America's long-term global economic interests.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Economy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What role should education play in the success of economies? How can the schools of today better represent the world of 5, 10, and 25 years from now? Will educational inequalities exacerbate economic inequalities? How can we break the chain?

How I Taught a 6-Year-Old Algebra in Four Months

Ravé Mehta | Posted 03.11.2015 | Education
Ravé Mehta

The U.S. educational culture is more focused on doing well in sports or being popular. In many cases, these priorities lead kids to being rebellious or defiant, and sometimes not doing well in school, just so they're not perceived as a nerd.

Wealth Inequality: Trickle-Down or a Sinking Ship?

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 02.22.2015 | Money
Misha Pinkhasov

Three makes a pattern so, with inequality at the top of the news - be it about champagne wars at the House of Lords or the inherent privilege of white males on the streets of America - it is time to have a conversation about the difference between privilege and patronage.

Good News on Health Care in 2014, But We're Still Spending Way Too Much

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Millions of Americans are still filing for bankruptcy because of medical debt, even though they have insurance. In 2015, families could be on the hook for 13,200 in out-of-pocket expenses before their coverage kicks in. That's far more than many household budgets will allow.

This Is How Much Homework Teens Do Around The World

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.17.2014 | Teen

Next time you want to complain about the amount of homework you do, remember that students in Shanghai spend an average of over 14 hours per week on t...

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.

Carbon Intensity: The Foundation of Climate Diplomacy -- New Delhi, India

Carl Pope | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The historic focus of climate diplomacy on caps and cuts may slow down progress on recognition that rapidly lowering the carbon intensity of every nation's economy, while making low carbon economies more dynamic and robust, is the most promising pathway to a critical mass of ambitious climate commitments in Paris.

Welcome to a New World, Mom

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

I've been blogging on aging for four years now, and for the first time I'm going to break my own rule and get personal.

Why Taxation Must Go Global

Wolfgang Schäuble | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Wolfgang Schäuble

Rules that were devised for this in the 1920s and 1930s are no longer suitable for today's international integration of economic processes and corporate structures. They need to be adapted to the economic reality of digital services.

Trade Trumps Anti-Corruption

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

The widespread failure by many important exporting countries to curb business corruption can only be explained by their belief that boosting exports is far more important than reducing corruption.

Catalytic Development Assistance in Fragile States

Erik Solheim | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Erik Solheim

More and better development assistance is needed for the least developed and fragile states. More development assistance should go to the countries most in need.

No Other Developed Country Creates Low-Paying Jobs Quite Like The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

America may be exceptional in many ways, but it also tops the charts of a new, troubling ranking. The U.S. has more low-paying jobs than any other ...

Joy Resmovits

America's Schools Could Be More Efficient If Teachers Were Paid Less: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

When it comes to education, the United States isn't getting all the bang it could for its buck, according to a new report. GEMS Education Solution...

Slowdown in Growth of BRIICS Brings New Challenges to Growth of Non-OECD Economies

OECD | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
OECD

Will living standards in emerging-market economies and developing countries continue to catch up with advanced economies in the years to come?