The case for and against assisted dying

By |2020-09-18T13:26:37+03:00September 18th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  Why, as part of our Open Future initiative, The Economist has asked proponents and opponents of assisted dying to write for us   LITTLE doubt exists as to where The Economist stands on assisted dying. In 2015 we ran a cover calling for laws to be changed in Britain and elsewhere to allow doctors to help the terminally [...]

Why the world should adopt a basic income

By |2020-09-18T13:39:33+03:00September 11th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  UBI improves lives, enhances freedom and is a matter of social justice, writes Guy Standing   A BASIC income (BI) is defined as a modest, regular payment to every legal resident in the community, paid unconditionally as a right, regardless of income, employment or relationship status. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the case for BI [...]

Dystopian democracy—and how the brave fight back

By |2020-09-18T13:46:58+03:00September 6th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  A book excerpt and interview with Yascha Mounk, author of “The People vs Democracy”   “THE fact that my family has been in the wrong place at the wrong time for at least three generations probably played an important role in sensitising me to the speed with which seemingly stable, peaceful and tolerant societies [...]

What educated people from poor countries make of the “brain drain” argument

By |2020-09-18T13:49:31+03:00August 30th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  Halting emigration is no way to fix dysfunctional countries   HIGHLY skilled immigrants from poorer parts of the world tend to be welcomed by most rich countries. In the debate about migration in the West, foreign surgeons and software engineers are not maligned in the way that farm workers and waiters frequently are, even [...]

Why competition matters

By |2020-09-18T13:51:49+03:00August 27th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  An interview with Barry Lynn of the Open Markets Institute Part of The Economist’s Open Future initiative looks at what has gone wrong with modern capitalism, and what can be done to put it right. One of the big themes we will examine is competition. There are fears that in recent years, capitalism in the [...]

How free expression is suppressed in Saudi Arabia

By |2020-09-18T14:13:38+03:00August 1st, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  A self-exiled journalist reflects on his country’s direction   A year ago Jamal Khashoggi (pictured), a prominent journalist and past newspaper editor, left his home in Saudi Arabia for the last time. He is now in self-exile, living in Washington, DC, fearing that he will be arrested for his political views if he returns [...]

The dark side of peace on the Korean peninsula

By |2020-09-18T14:15:52+03:00July 31st, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

  Rapprochement has not helped those fleeing North Korea TALKING about the Korean peninsula at the moment inevitably means talking about the flurry of diplomatic efforts towards peace. Following a series of summits involving the leaders of North and South Korea, China and most recently the United States, things are a far cry from last [...]

How work kills us

By |2020-09-18T14:18:02+03:00July 26th, 2018|The Economist-Open Future|

    A book excerpt and interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University, author of “Dying for a Paycheck”   RONALD REAGAN once quipped that they say hard work never killed anyone—“But I figure why take the chance?” Yet things have changed since “the Gipper” pretended to loaf in the Oval Office. Toxic work environments [...]

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