In the U.S. and the U.K., the bulk of vaccinations should be complete within the next few months. European Union nations and a handful of wealthier countries are moving along as well. But progress in many places remains slow.
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The New Economics
Policymakers learned the lessons of 2008 and deployed a wider set of tools to help repair the damage from Covid. They know how to create a recovery, but can they manage the boom?
‘Look Where We Were and Where We Are Now'
IT LOOKS LIKE a woman’s world on the 29th floor of Tamkeen Tower, where a call center for Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics overlooks the beige sprawl of Riyadh. Past frosted glass doors, the few men to one side of the room are vastly outnumbered by female colleagues sitting at desks spread across the office.
You Have to Be Prepared to Act
To repair the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, Freeland says she’s using lessons from her journalism career and the collapse of the Soviet Union
WHEN IS ALL THIS going to be over?
The U.S. Can't Afford a Tax Policy That Punishes Wealth
HIS CRITICS AND supporters agree: President Joe Biden’s tax plans are radical. He wants a substantial increase in U.S. public spending and means to pay for it by raising taxes on the rich, in particular by almost doubling the top tax rate on investment income. Unsurprisingly, the idea seems to be playing well in opinion polls. It would be odd if the promise to lift up the poor and middle class at the expense of the top 3% was unpopular. The question is whether it’s smart.
The Death Cross
In South Korea, living alone and childless is becoming a way of life—with dramatic consequences for one of Asia’s most successful economies
Stay on Top of Deal Developments With These Automated Stories
DEALMAKING JUST HAD the best first quarter in more than 20 years. Global mergers-and-acquisitions volume hit $1.1 trillion in the January-through-March period, and the number of deals—14,852—was the highest recorded in any quarter since Bloomberg started compiling deal data in 1998. While M&A soared in every region, North American acquirers led the way, racking up $568 billion of transactions.
The Bahamas' Central Banker Explains Why Its ‘Sand Dollar' Led the Way
THE BAHAMAS BECAME a global leader in e-money last year when it launched one of the world’s first central bank digital currencies— the “sand dollar”—beating China’s “digital renminbi” to the market by six months.
Saving Youngstown. Again
One U.S. president after another has promised to turn this Rust Belt city around. Now Joe Biden is planning to steer millions of dollars in federal funding to revive manufacturing. So where are the jobs?
Poverty Soars in the World's Most Unequal Region
THE COVID-19 pandemic has sent a wave of poverty racing across Latin America, deepening declines that began over the past decade and consigning millions to lives of deprivation.
DANCE | FASHION | INSPIRING SITES
Biden confronts his first foreign crisis
A trawl through 30 years of data traces the evolution of superstar firms, a difficult-to-tame species
The world’s biggest businesses were doing fine until Covid-19 arrived. Now they’re doing even better.
BOARD GAMES IN THE CLASSROOM
Gamers gather around a table to unbox a new board game or bring out an old favorite. Together, they enter into a unique experience of mental challenge, social interaction, and creative play — an experience that draws them together. But can this special experience have anything to do with learning? John Coveyou, founder of Genius Games, insists that it does. Whenever you take a seat around a table to play a board game, “your mind can’t not begin to pick up information about the world that the game is themed around.” Without a doubt, learning is part of the experience, but is it a big enough part to justify using board games in the classroom? If so, how can board games be best used for learning?
E3 The $500 Billion Bias Problem
How an unfair property-tax system blocks the building of Black wealth
Pfizer deserves every bit of the credit it’s receiving. But should a drug company decide who gets a shot?
Welcome 2021 GROUP EXHIBITION JANUARY 1 - FEBRUARY 28,2021
Israeli Art Market celebrates the 2021 New Year with a major group exhibition!
How to Adopt a Cat
Hoping battles knowing in this three-act seduction (spoiler alert: there’s a cat in the story).
How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve
During the tumultuous initial week of 2021, the “U.S. yield curve reached its steepest level in four years,” reported Bloomberg News. The ostensible cause was the buzz that the unified Congress will pass a larger COVID relief and stimulus package than we’d have gotten otherwise.
HELP IS ON THE WAY But the world still needs a shot in the arm!
The economic outlook is starting to brighten just about everywhere you look