World Views | Donald Trump should stop misusing the military

With Congress refusing to provide USD5.7 billion for his wall on the Mexican border, President Trump has said he may fund it with money diverted from the Defense

World Views | Germany doesn’t really want an EU army

For all the recent transatlantic debate about creating a joint European army, Germany has little interest in setting up any kind of supranational force under the EU’s command.

World Views | This Asian nation might revive faith in democracy

Political revolts around the world have targeted what are widely seen as corrupt and unaccountable political and business elites — elites that pursue their own interests globally at the expense of

World Views | There’s one way to tackle Facebook and Google

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, with the wealth of information available on the internet today, to go back to the nice village feel of the web’s earliest days, when it

World Views | The big short’s Eisman has a point about Brexit

Money manager Steve Eisman famously predicted the 2007-2008 blowup of the mortgage debt bubble, one of the few to believe that such a “black swan” event was possible. A

World Views | Obamacare has managed to survive, but can it thrive?

November is here, and in most U.S. states that means the start of open enrollment, the sign-up period for obtaining insurance via the U.S. Affordable Care Act’s exchanges.

World Views | China’s Tesla wannabe has a big brother problem

Investors are throwing billions of dollars at connected cars. The technological advances that enable vehicles to be linked into wireless networks promise greater efficiency and, in theory, safety.

World Views | Donald Trump’s stance on refugees is a disgrace

President Donald Trump’s decision to cut the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. hardly comes as a surprise. Even by this administration’s standards, however, the policy

World Views | Four ways that next year could be a turning point

As 2017 draws to a close, the least surprising thing on Wall Street is seeing strategists forecast that next year will look more or less like this year. I

World Views | The world has a sex problem. It hurts growth

When it comes to identifying the causes of the two major economic problems currently facing the developed world - rising inequality and a slowdown in economic growth - sex is

World Views | More paperwork, less playtime for bankers in Singapore

Deciding where to conduct a banking transaction is no different from selecting a boarding school for an unruly child. Singapore has long been seen as a solid choice. It didn’t

World Views | The deals to watch after Britain voted to leave the EU

CEOs and bankers had been preparing to push the button on deals and fundraisings after Britain voted to remain in the European Union. Those hopes have been dashed overnight. The referendum is

World Views | China sends bubbles to North America

In the past year, a huge amount of money has been flowing out of China. In the past, when this happened, it was because the Chinese central bank was buying

World Views | The unloved euro

Once upon a time, the euro had aspirations to challenge the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency of choice. Instead, the common European currency is losing favor as a

World Views | Libertarians could hurt somebody. But who?

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld may be the Ralph Naders of 2016, though it’s not clear whether the casualty would be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Johnson and Weld, former Republican

World Views | Too much salt, America

When you eat too much salt - and you probably do - the problems mount pretty quickly. First it gets into your blood and confuses your kidneys, leaving too much

World Views | It’s up to governments to stop enabling corruption

It will take more than a “Global Declaration Against Corruption” to rid the world of an age-­old scourge, but don’t dismiss last week’s anti-corruption summit in London too quickly. The surge

World Views | Save the planet. Take public transit now and then

Success in the fight against climate change doesn’t demand dramatic innovations. Houses that heat themselves and jet planes fueled by sunshine and pond goo are good ideas, but there’s no

World Views | An ominous collapse casts a shadow over Brazil

Late Thursday, authorities were still puzzling over the cause of the accident, in which a large wave crashed against a cliff, ripped away a 160-foot section of the bike lane, and tossed

World Views | Curing cancer is within reach

One of the most frightening words a patient can hear from a doctor is “cancer.” We know it from the experience of our families and friends, and the millions of

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