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The greening of the south

To avoid the most calamitous effects of climate change, rich countries must work out a way of paying poor ones to develop cleanly. But the scale of the transfers required means that big political battles lie ahead—whatever mechanism is finally…
Simon Retallack  

Breeding for God

In Europe, the fertility advantage of the religious over non-believers has historically been counterbalanced by the march of secularisation. Not any more. Secularisation in Europe is now in decline, and Islam continues to grow. Europe will start to adopt a…
E K  

Turner gets it right on pensions

The Turner pensions commission rightly considers greater longevity not as a problem but as part of the solution. Its recommendations of a higher state pension with less means-testing, paid for by later retirement and more saving are right too
Nicholas Barr