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

OECD | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
OECD

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

Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Every year, 20 million animals -- a number so big it's hard to wrap your mind around it -- are used worldwide in chemical studies, causing immense suffering and pain.

Leveling the Transnational Playing Field

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Luay Al Khatteeb

The playing field of transnational efforts against corruption is becoming more aggressive and arguably more effective judging by the number of high-profile multi-jurisdictional prosecutions or investigations of key players.

Teachers are Working Longer -- They Need Help to Work Smarter Instead

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

It appears that American teachers -- well, middle school teachers, anyway -- work longer hours than their counterparts in other countries. And yet our students still don't perform all that well in comparison to those other countries. What's going on?

To Close the Achievement Gap, We Need to Close the Teaching Gap

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Ignored by our current education policies are the facts that one in four American children lives below the poverty line and a growing number are homeless, without regular access to food or health care, and stressed by violence and drug abuse around them. Educators now spend a great deal of their time trying to help children and families in their care manage these issues, while they also seek to close skill gaps and promote learning.

Why Grammar Is Important

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

In high school or college, students of Asian heritage have the reputation of making the highest grades in the class, and the average American student ...

Listening to the OECD and IMF (!?#*!) on the EITC/Minimum Wage Connection

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

OECD's report touts the virtues of the EITC as a wage subsidy for low-income workers that both encourages work and reduces poverty. They go on to emphasize an EITC reform that we too have gotten solidly behind.

Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

Is There More to Life Than Soccer? "Transformar o Jogo Bonito em Vida Bonita"

OECD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports
OECD

By Anthony Gooch In a phrase that has become immortal in soccer mythology, one of the greatest managers in the history of "O Jogo Bonito" (the beau...

Does High School Matter?

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

Are our high schools actually teaching our children anything of importance or lasting value? Not according to one observer: The products of Ameri...

Why Low Interest Rates Are Here to Stay

Harlan Green | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Some have called it a Putin bond rally. Or it might be new Fed Chairperson Yellen's determination to keep interest rates as low as possible, until economic prosperity returns to Main Street. It might as well be because our employment rate is still above 6 percent, with many millions of the long term unemployed out of work.

Trust and the Wealth of Nations

OECD | Posted 07.04.2014 | World
OECD

By Carolyn Ervin In the 17th arrondissement of Paris you can walk past a bust of the 19-20th century French writer, Tristan Bernard. It carries a m...

Building up Trust

OECD | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
OECD

By Rolf Alter In 2008, a Gallup poll reported that, on average, less than half of the OECD population trusted their government. The crisis worsened...

Inclusive Growth: Making it Happen

OECD | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
OECD

By Gabriela Ramos Inequality has widened, with detrimental effects on our economies and societies. Can inclusive growth work? Yes, though it requir...

A Plan For Education

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
OECD

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Tax is All About Trust

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Pascal Saint-Amans Following the financial crisis in 2008, millions of citizens faced hardship as they set about repairing the damage done to th...

Jobs Are Key For Inclusive Growth

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Stefano Scarpetta Despite repeated signals that growth is resuming, unemployment or under-employment in low-paid jobs remain stubbornly high in ...

Scaling Up Education: Finding New Financing Methods

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

It looks like funding for education aid is always going to be a source of controversy. Disbursed aid levels for education in developing countries are barely reaching one-third of what governments have committed to.

Business and Education Executives Just Don't See Eye to Eye

John M. Eger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'

Missing $20 Trillion: An Interview With Jose Antonio Ocampo on Tax Havens

The Morningside Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | New York
The Morningside Post

José Antonio Ocampo, former Finance Minister of Colombia and World Bank presidential candidate, sat down with for a frank interview on the importance of international tax regulation as a necessary global public good.

Joy Resmovits

And The World's Best Problem-Solvers Are...

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

American students are barely above the average of 44 countries and economies in problem-solving skills, far behind teens in Asia, according to the fir...

David and Goliath: A Blueprint for Reforming American Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Curtis Valentine

The frustration surrounding America's inability to "fix" our education system to outperform the world highlights what Gladwell calls "the limits of power."

Who Are the Social Entrepreneurs of 2014?

Hilde Schwab | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Hilde Schwab

We have moved from ignorance about this new entrepreneurial field to polite interest, and on to a real desire to cooperate on the part of political leaders and large companies.

Why We Need to Act Now on Risks to Water

OECD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
OECD

History is full of lessons for how water crises could have been avoided or better managed. On World Water Day, this March 22, I urge governments to act now so that history will show that we took resolute action when needed, rather than leave us with costly regrets.

World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Modern irrigation practices can help improve crop productivity and yields. Unfortunately, irrigation is also the source of excessive water depletion from aquifers, erosion and soil degradation.