Rubrick Biegon

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Channeling FDR in the UK

The UK Labor Party has revived an FDR-era aspiration of imposing a maximum wage on the highest earners, among other radical proposals to stem inequality.

Is GDP Over?

Economists from rich countries increasingly agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.

The Foreign Policy of Optimism

The power of positive thinking has often warped American foreign policy, as a new book by Barbara Ehrenreich suggests.

Somali Piracy and the International Response

Besides being unsustainable from a logistical standpoint, the heightened military response to the pirate attacks probably won't work because it doesn't address the root causes of this menace to maritime security.

The Post-Fidel Moment

As Fidel fades into history, Cuba again appears on the verge of change. New leadership in Havana may create the conditions for a long-awaited warming in U.S.-Cuba relations.

Hemispheric Hypocrisy

As Latin America's leftward political shift grows deeper roots, U.S. influence over the region is declining.

Deeply Unequal World

A new landmark report by the United Nations University in Helsinki shows the growing global wealth divide.