Monday, August 20, 2018
Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. PEOPLE in rich countries often have little sense of how poor the quality of education is in many developing countries. Where schools exist, there may be no teachers; and where teachers are employed, often they might as well not be, either because they fail to...
Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. IN RECENT years, researchers have developed methods to confront a range of diseases—illnesses, in many cases, that put an especially heavy burden on the world's poor. Across much of the planet, but particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the costs of diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and...
Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. MERCANTILISM has been defunct as an economic theory for at least 200 years, but many practical men in authority remain slaves to the notion that exports must be promoted and imports deterred. Over 40% of the European Union's budget is dedicated to defying Ricardo's theory...
Caracas.- La principal patronal de Venezuela, Fedecámaras, dijo este viernes que las medidas económicas anunciadas por el presidente Nicolás Maduro, que incluyen suprimir cinco ceros a la moneda y revisar la ley que regula la actividad cambiaria, son “aisladas” porque, aseguró, no solucionan los problemas de fondo. Lea también: ¿Qué es un anclaje monetario? Las dudas que dejaron los anuncios de Maduro En...
Caracas.- Casi un mes tiene el sector salud en la lucha de calle para exigirle al gobierno de Nicolás Maduro salarios dignos y denuncias las precarias condiciones y la escasez que existen dentro de los centros asistenciales del país. Lea también: ¿Se encuentra Venezuela a las puertas de un estallido social sin precedentes en su historia? A través de las redes sociales...
Caracas.- El Frente Amplio Venezuela Libre ofrecerá una rueda de prensa el próximo viernes para informar al país los resultados a los que llegaron diversos sectores de la sociedad durante las reuniones que sostendrán para determinar si iniciarán una paro o huelga nacional para denunciar las precarias condiciones salariales y las condiciones en las que laboran. Lea también: “Nos matan de...
Caracas/Foto de portada: Antonieta La Rocca.- Trabajadores del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) protestaron este jueves en las afueras del Ministerio de Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología, en Caracas, para exigir reivindicaciones salariales. Lea también: Pensionados se sumaron al segundo día de protesta ante la falta de efectivo “El IVIC arrecho reclama sus derechos” era la consigna de los trabajadores, quienes aseguraron...
SQUEEZING the top 1% ought to be the most natural thing in the world for politicians seeking to please the masses. Yet, with few exceptions, today’s populist insurgents are more concerned with immigration and sovereignty than with the top rate of income tax. This disconnect may be more than an oddity. It may be a sign of the corrupting...
LAME-DUCK periods can last for only so long. It was clear beforehand that a Goldman Sachs earnings call this week would be packed with questions about succession. When would the chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, step down? (He had said in March he was leaving, but gave no date.) What would his departure mean for the firm’s other over-achievers? Several...