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October 30 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 30 2014, 10:04:45

Though great strides have been made toward the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people in developing countries, the problem remains pervasive. The challenge is not just to provide more food, but to ensure that people have access to the nutrients they need to live healthy, productive lives.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 30 2014, 05:16:21

While business no longer knows any borders, taxation has remained stuck in the era of the nation-state. The resulting tensions between fiscal sovereignty and globalization can be resolved only through international standards and regulation.

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October 29 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Oct 29 2014, 11:50:02

Since 1979, economic growth in the US has been overwhelmingly a rich-only phenomenon. In fact, most of the relatively small income gain for poor and middle-class households is attributable to increased health-care financing, which should be heavily discounted.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Oct 29 2014, 11:00:13

Forty years ago, the Brazilian economist Edmar Bacha named his country Belindia: a combination of prosperous and modern Belgium and poor and backward India. Is the winner of last Sunday's presidential election, the incumbent Dilma Rousseff, really from "India"?

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Wed Oct 29 2014, 10:20:03

When the leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea convene in Beijing next month at the APEC summit, there is reason to hope not only for formal handshakes and bilateral meetings, but also for substantive efforts to lower tensions in the region. That hope is built on all three leaders' need to address difficult domestic challenges.

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October 28 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Oct 28 2014, 10:20:03

The UN Security Council's membership will be reconstituted in 2015, but it will not look very different from its predecessors. With many of the twenty-first century's most influential countries left out, the failure to reform the Council's structure is becoming a very big problem.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Oct 28 2014, 09:30:09

Mexico's recent reform of its energy sector completes the agenda of economic integration that began when the North American Free Trade Agreement was approved in 1994. Now the country is poised to become Latin America's economic star in the decade ahead.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Oct 28 2014, 08:00:14

Notwithstanding all of the fanfare surrounding "Abenomics," Japan's economy remains moribund. But if Japan pays greater attention to likely shifts in the Chinese and US economies, it could be one the greatest beneficiaries of their coming rebalancing.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Oct 28 2014, 06:50:04

The eurozone is facing a bleak economic outlook, with growth remaining stagnant and the threat of deflation looming large. Its prospects will not improve unless and until it becomes the "optimal currency area" that its creators believed it to be.

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October 27 2014

From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Mon Oct 27 2014, 13:00:15

The EU's recalculation of member states' budget contributions has fueled anti-EU resentment, especially in the UK, at a time when euroskepticism is already riding high. Indeed, the arbitrary nature of EU budget setting is likely to aggravate existing tensions.

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