This week, world leaders are gathering in Paris to discuss climate change. In concert, a group of wealthy investors including Bill Gates launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which will fund risky early-stage clean energy technologies that offer the promise of clean energy.The prime suspects for...

Last month, China made the landmark decision of reversing its one-child policy by allowing married couples to have two children, after over 30 years of restrictions. This move was spurred on by the failure of previous attempts to stimulate childbirth and by the increasingly apparent...

For decades, Florida was the undisputed citrus capital of the world. The state’s groves produced 70% of oranges in the United States as of 2011. These fruits were central to the daily routines of most Americans. At one point, more than 75% of American refrigerators...

On Tuesday, the United Nations issued its 24th annual condemnation of the American embargo of Cuba. There was a silver lining. With the recent thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, expectations are running high for political normalization between the two countries and the promising...

I recently spoke with a group of Nigerian leaders who were visiting Yale. I expressed to them my long-term comfort with the outlook for oil demand. A booming middle class in the emerging markets, I argued, would consistently demand more fuels. They were engaged throughout...

Remember the Jetsons, the animated sitcom that ran from 1962-1988? It explored “space age” life. Or what about the Flintstones, which explored life in the “stone age”? Both shows provided context for everyday concerns.The concepts of food in these two shows could not have been...

Global financial markets are bouncing around like a Mexican jumping bean, driven in large part by China’s popping stock market bubble. And while it’s fun to talk about China’s equity boom and bust, the real story to focus on has nothing to do with the...

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