World Views | Warmer Winters won’t mean fewer deaths

On a recent day in Denver, snow fell just eight hours after the  Mortality rates are indeed much higher during  Most of this increase is due to

World Views | China’s industrial policies work. So copy them

China hawks are chastising President Donald Trump’s “ In one typical critique, experts at the Peterson Institute, a Washington think tank,  Until recently, mainstream economists and policymakers

World Views | Democracy is on the march, not in retreat

Across the world, from Hong Kong to Ecuador, Sudan to Iraq, angry protesters are filling urban streets and squares, clashing with police, smashing shops and burning tires. They do not

World Views | Emmanuel Macron can’t save Boris Johnson

Whoever came up with the Article 50 process for leaving the European Union probably never thought it would be used, let alone turned into a maddening form of procedural torture

World Views | Starbucks stores that only accept mobile orders sure beat the line

How worried should we be about Starbucks’s recent announcement that it plans to begin testing a new type of store that only takes orders via mobile app — no cashiers? At

World Views | Robot wolves might just save Japan

With flashing red eyes and a swiveling head, Yuuji Ohta’s robot wolf bares its white canines and lets out an array of ghastly growls. A matted coat of brown

World Views | Populism will probably just go away soon, so relax

Populism has become a defining feature of public life. It embraces a narrative of victimhood and grievance, pitting “people” against “elites.” U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionism and hostility

World Views | Time to unlock the Brexit relief fund

If the U.K. parliament can’t clean up the Brexit mess, it might be time for Europe to start spending instead. The economic impact of a worst-case no-deal Brexit

World Views | At the G7, Trump is one of the popular ones

Donald Trump is an unpopular president. According to the  But as the president meets with leaders of the other G7 countries in the French resort city of

World Views | Trump trolls the Nordics. They troll him back

Donald Trump’s  Since his election as president, Trump has needled every Nordic nation except Iceland (though his son Eric reportedly had an abortive  Trump first trolled

World Views | Trump wants to move agencies out of Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C., area is already rich and overcrowded, and with the arrival of Inc.’s second headquarters it’s about to get thousands more high-paying jobs. Lots of other

World Views | Protest data breaches threaten HK’s hub ambitions

Hong Kong’s ambitions to be an international data-center hub are a potential casualty of the city’s mass protests. Privacy breaches stemming from a summer of clashes between demonstrators

World Views | Roll back internet surveillance. Start with Facebook

Nothing that happened Wednesday will satisfy Facebook Inc.’s critics. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief consumer privacy watchdog, hit Facebook with a $5 billion fine for

World Views | Trump ‘third country’ asylum rule doubles down on failure

Another directive on immigration from the Trump administration begets another court challenge. In a sweeping rule change, the administration has  The new rule has so far triggered two  True,

World Views | What if the 2040 presidential litmus test is veganism?

Suppose that in the coming decades, Americans have a moral awakening with respect to the consumption of meat. Suppose they conclude that eating meat is a grievous

World Views | Red, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors, explained

In the earliest days of the United States, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail about the celebration of independence, “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with

World Views | Trump-Xi deal may founder on a patent lack of trust

Is there any hope that the fast-decoupling U.S. and Chinese governments can resolve their trade dispute, and inject a bit of pep into the weakening global economy? Yes

World Views | G-20 gives Trump a chance to clarify his Iran policy

When President Trump arrives at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka on Friday, many of his peers will want to discuss bilateral crises with him: China’s Xi

World Views | Joe Biden runs against a myth about Trump

Between 2011 and 2017, six different national surveys by the Pew Research Center produced similar results. Democratic voters said they liked elected officials who would compromise with opponents.

World Views | We’re not even close to the next great recession

What’s all the fuss about? Maybe the world economy isn’t in such terrible shape after all. New projections from the International Monetary Fund, published this week, show

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