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As Amazon Burns, Brazil Environment Chief Rejects the Global Narrative
September 20, 2019
At the U.N General Assembly, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro plans to address concerns about deforestation, the Amazon fires and economic development in his country. WSJ’s Jason Bellini previewed the topics with Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles. Photo: Getty

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Thomas Piketty's New Book: Impressive Research, Problematic Solutions
September 19, 2019
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century blended history, statistics, and theory. Capital and Ideology , [1] his new magnum opus, is long enough (1,200 pages) to lump together several books: a quantitative history of inequality through time and space, from medieval Europe and ancient...
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Growth is taking a dangerous downward turn
September 19, 2019
by Laurence Boone, OECD Chief Economist For over 18 months, since the outbreak of trade hostilities, growth has been weakening, slowly but surely. In May 2018 the OECD, along with other organisations, was predicting global growth of around 4% for 2019, whereas our current forecasts are for growth of below 3%. In the first half … More Growth is taking a dangerous downward turn
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Five Centuries after Magellan, Globalization Needs to Grow Up—and Fast
September 20, 2019
Ferdinand Magellan did not intend to circumnavigate the globe when he departed Spain five hundred
Keeping Our Edge: Restoring Federal Funding for Research and Development
September 19, 2019
This post is based on some of the findings of the CFR-spon