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Image of Earth’s city lights, created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. NASA/Newsmakers via Getty Images

What the controversial 1972 ‘Limits to Growth’ report got right: Our choices today shape future conditions for life on Earth

A 1972 report warned that unchecked consumption could crater the world economy by 2100. Fifty years and much debate later, can humanity innovate quickly enough to avoid that fate?
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa: His party’s 2022 elective conference and the country’s 2024 national elections will define political choices. Getty Images

South Africa faces a slowly worsening chronic fiscal crisis

National Treasury’s strategy to overcome South Africa’s chronic fiscal crisis rests on highly uncertain political and economic foundations.
Delivery drivers sit on their electric scooters while waiting for orders outside a restaurant in Beijing, April 26, 2021. Greg Baker/AFP

How the pandemic has changed China’s economy – perhaps for good

In China, as elsewhere, the pandemic has turned the world of work upside down.
Wind turbines at the Mehrum coal-fired power station in the Peine district in Lower Saxony, Mehrum. The phase-out of coal is planned by 2038. Julian Stratenschulte via GettyImages

Energy transitions: The role of institutions and market structures

Good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation as policymakers pursue sustainable solutions for the environmental crisis.
State-owned enterprises, such as Transnet, which runs South Africa’s ports, loom large over the economy. Getty Images

Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low skilled workers the most: we show how

Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.

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