Category: Politics and Society

The story of China’s economy as told through the world’s biggest building

The Global Centre—the tale of its construction, its occupants and its evolution is neither a spectacular success nor a catastrophic failure but a long economic struggle, a contest between China’s tremendous potential and the cracks in its foundations. America is only a secondary player in the drama. China, for better and for worse, is writing its own story. The Economist

Nine Key Questions About the Green New Deal

If you’ve heard a lot recently about the Green New Deal but still aren’t quite sure what it is, you are not alone. After all, it has been trumpeted by its supporters as the way to avoid planetary destruction, and vilified by opponents as a socialist plot to take away your ice cream. New York Times

German Growth Stagnates as Trump Trade War Starts to Bite

One reason for the slowdown was conflict over trade. American tariffs are hurting German steel makers’ sales, and Germany is also experiencing collateral damage caused by a trade war between China and the United States. New York Times