• How Pandemics Change the World
    How Pandemics Change the World

    The COVID-19 outbreak will not only have a direct impact on our lives and economies now – the consequences will continue to preoccupy us for several years, if not decades.

  • FOCUS: The Decline of Democracy
    FOCUS: The Decline of Democracy

    The think tank Freedom House has published a “Freedom in the World” report every year since 1973. Last week, it released its latest edition – and it recorded the fourteenth straight year of deteriorating freedom.

  • “I Don’t Have to Wear Heels, Which Is Always a Bonus.”
    “I Don’t Have to Wear Heels, Which Is Always a Bonus.”

    You’ll have to wait a few more days to hear her voice – but what Kirsten, host of our new podcast the }getGO, stands for in terms of content and person, she’s already revealing right…

  • Efosa Ojomo, Clayton M. Christensen and Karen Dillon
    Efosa Ojomo, Clayton M. Christensen and Karen Dillon
    “When the Foreign Aid Industry Primarily Focuses on Empowering Entrepreneurs, It Will Win the Fight Against Poverty.”

    In one of his last interviews, economist Clayton M. Christenen, who passed away in January, argues that only innovation can lift nations out of poverty.

  • “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”
    “The Emergence of Liberty Is Perhaps Even More Surprising than Economic Growth.”

    To get an idea of the political construction of the world of tomorrow, one has to travel back in time – sometimes a few thousand years. Renowned MIT economist Daron Acemoğlu talks about the making…

  • FOCUS: Climate Change
    Photo by USGS on Unsplash
    FOCUS: Climate Change

    Perhaps this year, after all the attention gathered by climate strikes in 2019, will be the year of practicable proposals for climate solutions.

  • Kai Strittmatter, Foto Anton Turovinin (Piper Verlag)
    Kai Strittmatter by Anton Turovinin (Piper Verlag)
    “We Can No Longer Afford the Naivety When It Comes to China Under Xi Jinping”

    The "Middle Kingdom" is back. But not the way one had imagined in the West: While the Chinese economy is growing, the freedoms of the population are dwindling, says China expert Kai Strittmatter.

  • “Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”
    Stuart Russell by Mehdi Chebil/Polaris/laif
    “Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”

    Leading computer scientist Stuart Russell on the major breakthroughs towards the first human-level AI, its foreseeable economic and social effects – and the risks of massive pullbacks on the way.

  • "Many people are underestimating the pace and scope of change and aren’t thinking correctly about how it will appear this time." (Richard Baldwin; Photo by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen)
    Richard Baldwin by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen
    “Almost everyone’s job will be changed by this.”

    Economist and bestselling author Richard Baldwin believes that many business leaders and politicians continue to grossly underestimate the impact of digital change. Here, he explains how to position yourself correctly in competition with “Globots.”

  • “When Piketty said returns on capital are high and only go higher, I thought he was wrong”
    Denise Hearn and Jonathan Tepper / mythofcapitalism.com
    “When Piketty said returns on capital are high and only go higher, I thought he was wrong”

    Income inequality within nations has increased steeply since 1980. This fact has become widely accepted as an elemental “flaw” of capitalism. Economists Denise Hearn and Jonathan Tepper disagree and give a different explanation: where there…