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Unchecked greenhouse gas emissions would lead to a number of economic effects, including potentially more damaging storms like Hurricane Sandy. Eric Thayer/Reuters

Trump’s energy plan poses climate threat to U.S. economy

Making expanded fossil fuel production the core of U.S. energy policy, as proposed by Donald Trump, and backing out of climate agreements would cost the U.S. economy billions and transform the planet.
Demonstrators confront police officers in Chicago after Laquan McDonald was fatally shot. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles

U.S. laws protect police, while endangering civilians

Donald Trump is wrong when he says: "The police are the most mistreated people in this country." In fact, American police officers killed more people in 2015 than ever before.
Excavators and drillers at work in a copper and cobalt mine near Lubumbashi. Mineral resources are a big part of the DRC’s economy. Reuters/Jonny Hogg

Why dependence on natural resources is bad for the DRC

The fall in commodity prices has hit the DRC hard. This is a lesson to resources-dependent countries in Africa that they need to diversify their economies.
African nations can look to Nigeria and Tanzania for recent examples of smart policies that boost the middle class. Flag map via www.shutterstock.com

Africa’s destiny depends on building a vibrant middle class

Some countries in Africa have made great strides bolstering the middle class by supporting small businesses, but more needs to be done. 

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