Less Greenpeace, more green power

2014.06.27 Things are looking bad for the (once) highly-respected environmental NGO Greenpeace. Recent leaks have shown that their finance department basically doesn’t know what it’s doing, stories have come out that they lost $3m through speculating on currency markets (a particularly bizarre scenario considering the general left-wing dislike of corporations and financial institutions), and they…

Women and the world economy

2014.06.24 In many countries, public debate about gender equality focuses mainly on women’s access to oppositions and high-powered career opportunities. But the “glass ceiling” is only a small part of the issue. The broader question is whether women have the same opportunities as men to participate in labor markets in the first place. In other…

Bursting the housing bubble

2014.06.17 To read the newspapers in the UK, you might think that the housing market is both the most important thing in the country, and something that is of innate benefit to all citizens. There is constant jubilation over rising house prices, and that seems to be about the most important thing to publications like…

World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week 2014: Common challenges, shared solutions

2014.06.14 Since 2010, the World Cities Summit (WCS) has brought together political and industry leaders in Singapore to discuss the challenges of urbanization, to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences in developing solutions that affect millions of lives, and to foster relationships across the sectors, with eyes always towards the future. This year’s WCS…