Tag: Ideas

Peru: Empowering mountain communities | Global Ideas

Villagers in the Manu Biosphere Reserve are actively engaged in protecting the environment while developing ways to make a sustainable and decent living. New crops, new farming methods, new kinds of jobs, and the arrival of the Internet are all…

Democrats seek progressive overhaul of the U.S. financial system

Now in control of Congress, Democrats are looking to give the U.S. financial system a progressive overhaul, incoming Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said Friday. It will be a tall task. What we’re hearing: “This committee in the past has…

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia’s favourite islands

I fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, near Remarkable Rocks (a popular tourist site), and being awestruck by the Southern Ocean. The island (Australia’s third-largest after Tasmania…

Exhausted by 2020? Here are 5 ways to recover and feel more rested throughout 2021

For most of us, 2020 was an exhausting year. The COVID-19 pandemic heralded draining physical health concerns, social isolation, job dislocation, uncertainty about the future and related mental health issues. Although some of us have enjoyed changes such as less…

What’s the best way to boost the economy? Invest in high-voltage transmission lines

When, in the midst of the pandemic, the Economic Society of Australia invited 150 of Australia’s keenest young thinkers to come up with “brief, specific and actionable” proposals to improve the economy, amid scores of ideas about improving job matching,…

5 years after Paris: How countries’ climate policies match up to their promises, and who’s aiming for net zero emissions

Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement – the commitment by almost every country to try to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius. It’s an ambitious goal, and the clock is ticking. The planet has…

Fighting food waste in Thailand | Global Ideas

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Victoria’s electric vehicle tax and the theory of the second-best

One of the central ideas in tax policy is the principle of the second-best. Economic theory gives us a good idea of what an ideal tax system would look like, given our objectives. But in real life, things fall short.…

What is “The Great Reset” & Why are People So Worried About It?

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A Group of Brooklyn Artists Is Opening a Neighborhood Dive Bar and Art Gallery to Revive Community in the Isolation Era

In February, artist Brian Whiteley signed a lease on a former tax office in Brooklyn with the plan to realize a long-held dream of opening a permanent art space that would be part bar, part gallery, part performance venue. The…

Canada’s new climate plan: Q&A about Bill C-12

On Nov. 19, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson unveiled what was billed as a “Net-Zero Emissions Plan.” What we got is most emphatically not a plan, but it is a piece of legislation that demands Canada set targets and develop plans…

Editors’ Picks: 8 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From ’50 Women Sculptures’ to a Nicolas Party Chat

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New…

Want to Give a Better Presentation to Investors? Start With These 3 Tips

If you’re a founder trying to raise money, I bet I can tell you the biggest problem with your pitch deck without even needing to look at the presentation. As an investor myself, I see a lot of pitch decks…