How do the expectations and attitudes of people in different regions towards international trade differ? Do people believe that international trade affects their daily lives? And if so, how? Where do they see the opportunities and risks of efforts to lower barriers to trade?
As economically-driven migration changes the composition of communities and cities all over the world, what is happening to us as individuals and as distinct cultures? Are we retaining our distinctiveness as it has always been, or are we becoming cultural mash-ups? How does this experience help or hurt us in a globalized economy?
Economic imperatives and demographic shifts worldwide necessitate ever greater participation by women in the worldwide workforce. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, our bloggers share their views on this trend – what is gained, and what, if anything, is lost?
What are “Future Days”? They’re opportunities for us to meet one another, get out of our daily routine, and tackle some of the most challenging issues that face our [...]
What is the future of the relationship between the state and its citizens? Will the social-welfare state rise supreme, or some variety of unfettered capitalism, with minimal state involvement? Will new models rise instead? What can citizens expect from their governments in the future?
What role does access to healthcare play in determining the economic success or failure of individuals and nations? Is it possible to bring better health to more people without bankrupting ourselves?
With ever-stronger bonds across borders and oceans, an economic crisis in one part of the world is bound to impact others. How can we ensure that our growing connectivity makes each of us stronger and more resilient to crises?
With stiff international and intergenerational competition for work, will the world be more or less stable in the years ahead? Explore the way our bloggers from around the world think about the future of work in their regions!
Rapid globalization makes competition for land, raw materials and other resources intense. When the stakes are so high, can rural, indigenous peoples and urban, industrialized communities both benefit from resource extraction? Or is this situation a zero-sum game?
This is a long version of the answer that Tom Hoefer (Executive Director, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines) gave us for the Lead Article A Zero-Sum Game? which deals with the following [...]