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The case against free-market capitalism

In the United Kingdom and around the world, neoliberalism is on trial, and the orthodoxy established by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the 1980s – to roll back the state and let the market work its magic – may indeed be guilty as charged. But will governments be given the tools and support they need to rehabilitate the defendant? writes Ngaire Woods.

A roadmap to end cholera

The World Health Organization has unveiled a plan to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent, and completely eliminate transmission in 20 of the most affected countries, by 2030.

Disrupting climate change

Despite a surge of apocalyptic weather and fears of runaway climate change, there is still time to stem global warming and save the planet.

Realizing business dreams in a competitive market

The equitable marriage of convenience between the private sector and the labor force – augmented with continuous trainings that involve change – is a guiding principle to exist and succeed in a competitive market, writes Teklu Weldegiorgis.

Unheeded snags behind mega projects

All developmental projects – like the massive ones in Ethiopia – should consider all economic, societal, political, cultural, psychological and religious values if the desired developmental goals are to be met on time, writes Asseged Gebremedhin.

The promise of fiscal money

One of the few remaining sacred cows of Western capitalism is the independence of central banks from elected governments. But in an age when fiscal policy has become an essential factor in determining the quantity of money lubricating the system, an independent monetary authority no longer makes sense, writes Yanis Varoufakis.

A double betrayal for refugee children

Last year, the Education Cannot Wait fund was created to close the education-financing gap for refugee children and ensure that the necessary resources are available when disaster strikes.