A burgeoning controversy over an especially expensive new drug highlights how much the U.S. underwrites medical innovation for the whole world. Somehow, that never seems to make it into popular conversations about how inferior our system is.
Religious affiliation can do a lot to instill habits that prevent poverty and inequality. Realizing this allows us to offer a more holistic account of poverty and its possible solutions.
India recently dropped a disputed claim to waters along its border with Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. Both countries hope that resolving the dispute will jump-start oil and gas development in the region.
Poland wants to frack, but Mother Nature isn’t complying. Warsaw is one of the few in Europe to see the value of shale, but technical difficulties and a byzantine regulatory environment have scuppered its ambitions thus far.
Argentina defaulted after last-minute talks broke down last night, though the market seems poised to give them a second chance. But can Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner take advantage of it?
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial collective bargaining law as constitutional, completing and sealing Governor Scott Walker’s momentous victory over public sector unions.
Bernard-Henri Levy writes that the selective outrage of Europeans at the actions of Israel—and their silence over the atrocities of Assad and Hamas—reveals that old, dark force at work: anti-Semitism.
Republicans and Democrats are backing a new “community school” model, in which public and private services are delivered to lower-income students at their schools. If advocates are right that it can raise both student performance and quality of life, this could a good post-blue idea for reforming government service delivery.
The U.S. and Europe have finally imposed sanctions against Russian energy interests, a measure Europe has been especially hesitant to take over energy security concerns. Policymakers hope that by targeting high-tech shale segments of the industry, the West can dim Russia’s energy future without endangering Europe’s present.
To save on health costs for municipal labor, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is pushing sensible reforms of health care service delivery.