Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

JAPAN'S FISCAL FRAILTY

Japan's state social security spending could reach Y41,000 billion ($430 billion) in 2015, up 42 percent from 2006...

ASIA WILL LEAD THE WORLD IN INNOVATION?

Reports of the death of America's technological leadership are greatly exaggerated, say observers...

VENEZUELA'S BRAIN DRAIN

An estimated 1 million Venezuelans have moved away since Hugo Chávez came into power...

CHINA VS. CIVIL SOCIETY

As the recent closure of a Beijing-based independent think tank shows, when the Communist Party wins, the people los, say observers...

THE COST OF LOW FERTILITY IN EUROPE

In the long run, low rates of fertility are associated with diminished economic growth, say researchers...

NO EXIT IN JAPAN

What Japan needs is more bankruptcies, not fewer, say observers...

GOVERNMENT'S PROFLIGATE FISCAL POLICIES LIKELY TO LEAD TO 1970S-STYLE STAGFLATION

The United Kingdom faces a deadly deficit crisis, says David B. Smith, a professor at the University of Derby...

WAR STARTS AT HOME

The physical security of women is strongly associated with the peacefulness of the state, according to study...

CHINA'S RUNAWAY BRIDES

It's cold cash, not cold feet, motivating runaway brides in China, say observers...

A TALE OF TWO ISLANDS

Differences in macroeconomic policy choices, not differences in institutions, account for the differing growth experiences of Barbados and Jamaica, say researchers...


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