Published in The Boston Globe. It is hard to see bitcoin’s price surge as anything other than a bubble that will ultimately collapse. Bitcoin’s ostensible social function as an anonymous, nongovernmental means of payment carries big risks of its demise. And while blockchain, the platform that records bitcoin transactions, may well have staying power, there [...]

Read More, Comment & Share

World-renowned expert on sustainable economic development, global macroeconomics and poverty reduction, Jeffrey Sachs will be a member of the Advisory Council for the T20 Argentina, co-chaired by CARI and CIPPEC. Read the full announcement here.

Read More, Comment & Share

At the behest of the US, the UN regular budget for 2018-2019 has been reduced by $285 million per year. But the world receives an astounding return on its investments in the UN, and member countries should be investing far more, not less, in its organizations and programs. This Christmas, America’s gift to the world [...]

Read More, Comment & Share

Published on CNN. (CNN) America’s powerful corporations made a killing with the passage of the Republican tax cuts. The tax cuts will hand trillions of dollars to the companies and their moneyed owners following a massive corporate lobbying campaign. Yet the US government announced this month an even graver corporate killing. According to the Centers for Disease [...]

Read More, Comment & Share

Comment & Share

December 14th, 2017

Stopping Armageddon

American arrogance and President Donald Trump’s delusional worldview have brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Before it is too late, American citizens must make overwhelmingly clear that we do not want millions of Americans or others to perish in a reckless attempt by the Trump administration to overthrow the North Korean regime [...]

Read More, Comment & Share

A UN-led dialogue with governments, the private sector, civil society, and academia on how we can build a global vision on sustaining peace. Read more information here.

Comment & Share

December 13th, 2017

Decency Wins

Those words, tweeted by Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, perfectly describe Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama. The ballot issue was decency: would the brand of Trump-Bannon-Moore indecency triumph over the common interests of Alabamians and Americans. A coalition of mainly urban, campus, and African-American voters registered a historic No! They turned out to vote in large numbers and that made [...]

Read More, Comment & Share

The Paris agreement on climate change, ratified by world governments a year ago, has failed to ensure major investors are moving away from fossil fuels with the urgency required to safeguard the planet, civil society groups have said. Read more in The Guardian.

Read More, Comment & Share

8 December 2017: A UN-led dialogue at Columbia University explored ways to prevent and address the root causes of conflicts through partnerships, with participants stressing the need for predictable and sustained financing for sustaining peace, identifying and responding to early warning signs, and focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment in both prevention and peacebuilding. [...]

Read More, Comment & Share