Degrowth is Necessary

degrowth

Branko Milanovic recently published a post that tackles the idea of degrowth (an idea I favor) head on. He’s one of my favorite economic thinkers, who has spent years focusing on…

Join the #ourUN conversation!

Our students in the Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship program at the School of Global Studies (at Thammasat University) are co-leading a new youth program at the UN facilities in…

Something is Rotten on YouTube

I recently read something bewildering, “Something is wrong on the internet,” by James Bridle. The part cast a light on some dark corners on YouTube. (No, it’s not that. It’s…

Thailand is Drowning in Waste! – Part 1: The Challenge

Thailand is drowning in waste

I participated in an interesting summit of academics and government officials towards the end of the summer. The event, “Revitalizing Rural Development for Poverty Eradication in Asia,” featured three tracks…

Hammond Tries to Lay the Greenfell Fire at Labour’s Feet

Brexit, Article 50, United Kingdom

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer appeared on Robert Peston’s show to discuss the UK government’s response to the Greenfell fire. Peston challenged the Chancellor to explain the slow response…

Tory Cuts Questioned as the NHS Gets Hit by Ransomware

The UK’s NHS got caught up in the major ransomware attack that hit computers around the world yesterday. In the wake of the attack, the Mirror is reporting that the Tories cut…