Adam Smith was no blind worshipper of the market economy. He pointed to many of the deformations of human behavior that we still deplore today.
For all of China’s active global summitry, the most complex diplomatic exercise is entirely domestic – the CCP’s Party Congress, held every five years.
The election and subsequent choice of coalition matter. But the differences between the various options are modest rather than stark.
Don’t look for major policy changes in Germany after the September 24 federal elections.
Which major government currently has the highest percentage of women in its cabinet?
France’s Prime Minister Valls urges his fellow citizens to reform.
Will the U.S. lead in technological innovation falter if the government can’t reap some of the rewards from its successful investments?
How do the realities of doing business in India and China reflect on those countries’ abilities to cultivate talent and new technologies?
Could the Western democratic system be only a transitory phenomenon in the long history of humankind?