Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

U.N. BUDGET BOOM

The new U.N. budget equals a 25 percent increase over the last two-year budget cycle of 2006-07...

CABLE TELEVISION RAISES WOMEN'S STATUS IN INDIA

In India, access to private cable television increased the likelihood that a girl aged 6 to 10 years would be enrolled in school...

UK AMONG EUROPE'S WORST FOR CANCER FUNDING

The United Kingdome lags behind nearly every other European country in cancer services and has some of the poorest survival rates...

WEALTHIER IS HEALTHIER

Adopting economically freer public policies would increase the rate of economic growth in African countries, says Christa Bieker...

LET THEM EAT LAPTOPS

One Laptop per Child may end up exploiting, not helping, the world's poorest children, says Daniel Ballon...

WHAT CAN THE UNITED STATES LEARN FROM THE NORDIC MODEL?

Economic performance in Nordic nations is lagging and excessive government is the most likely explanation, according to report...

THE DEBATE OVER CANADA'S POVERTY LINE

Since 1996, the overall poverty rate in Canada has fallen steeply, from 15.7 percent to 10.8 per cent in 2005...

MEXICAN LAND REFORM'S CONTRIBUTION TO MASS MIGRATION TO THE U.S.

It will take decades for Mexico to undo the legacy of what became a crooked revolution, says Alvaro Vargas Llosa...

COUNTRIES BUYING COMPANIES

"Sovereign wealth" funds could grow from their current total of $2.5 trillion to $12 trillion by 2015, predicts Morgan Stanley...

CHINA'S BILLIONAIRES BEGIN TO ADD UP

The trigger for China's billionaire boom was the economic liberalization that began in the 1980s under Deng Xiaoping...


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