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“Karoshi,” or how Japan works itself to death

(Three tsunami survivors photographed in September 2013 by MrHicks46, courtesy of his Flickr page.) How overworked are the Japanese people? They have a word for...

The nudge: Breaking down Richard Thaler’s Nobel Prize-winning theory and why...

(Richard Thaler, the 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) If you've ever taken a course in economics you...

China Grows its Economy, its Trade Routes, and its Rivalry with...

The data is in for China's economy in the first half of 2017 and there are a few things worth noting: First, China's economy...

China to Build New Silk Road Over Diplomatic Fault Lines?

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Image courtesy of Michael Temer, from Flickr.com, taken on July 30, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted a summit full of...

Violence Erupts in Venezuela as Citizens Protest Against President Maduro

Police launch tear gas into a crowd of students in a 2014 anti-Maduro protest in Altamira, Venezuela. These kind of protests and this kind...

Fearing Future Crises, China Slows Down Growth and Shifts Gears

Continuing the recent trend of slowing down China's rapidly growing economy, Beijing has set the 2017 growth target for 6.5 percent. China's leaders look...

Adama Barrow Overcomes Odds and Authoritarians to Become The Gambia’s President

THE GAMBIA -- Since gaining its independence from the UK in 1965, The Gambia has never seen a peaceful transition of power. Eccentric and...

Killer Mike’s Barber Shop Statement

Michael Render (AKA Killer Mike) is an old and dedicated hand in the rap music business who earned his stage name early on because...