Amid today's global conflicts, debasement of public debate, attacks on democratic institutions and escalating geopolitical tensions, it is hard to find much cause for hope. But it's still possible to restore faith in our shared humanity.
For Kaushik Basu's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
We may have reached a turning point in the march of technological progress — and we are navigating it very badly.
Addressing income and wealth disparities will require a careful balance between policies that ensure equality and policies that reward work and innovation.
Will today's leaders show the same degree of strategic thinking that enabled the Kennedy administration to defuse the Cuban missile crisis?
A turn toward protectionism by the United States could well be a blessing in disguise for China.