Having met an earlier goal of reducing extreme poverty, can the world end it?
How many people worldwide are living on less than $1.90 per day?
Reliance on a phony form of “energy security” locks the U.S. into a world of diminishing returns.
Do we have the will, individually and collectively, to implement the changes in attitude and lifestyle that are required?
Was the second half of the 20th century — when capitalism became entwined with democracy, the welfare state and liberalism — just an unusual interlude?
Is there always a trade-off between doing what’s best for the global environment and doing what’s best for the domestic economy?
Can China help feed itself by helping Africa boost its agricultural output?
Do traditional measures of economic growth and progress emperil the sustainable use of our natural resources?
How will the global community face the twin challenges of employment and protecting the planet’s ecology?
How will failure to address the excesses of past decades lead to greater disharmony in the future?