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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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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?

Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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...