Sep 15, 2013

Abe's 2020 vision challenged

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that the Olympics would put Tokyo "at the center of the world." But the real question is: Will Japan use the Olympics to join the real world

Sep 3, 2013

China's population time bomb

China's one-child policy, implemented to prevent overpopulation and raise living standards, will likely negatively impact China's future economic growth.

Aug 13, 2013

Fed's dark succession games

It's strange how, in the first half of the year, humans beat robots in the dark art of interpreting the gnomic utterances of the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman.

Aug 1, 2013

Beautiful but wasted Earth

Most people are too preoccupied with the business of keeping a job and remaining healthy even to think about the grand problems of the survival of planet Earth.

Jun 28, 2013

U.S. corporate tax whinge

If the U.S. tax code is broken, then Congress should fix it, simplify it. But don't let the big corporations avoid paying their fair share of federal revenue.