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An update on my non-profit credit rating agency, which could revolutionize how economies are gradedAn update on my non-profit credit rating agency, which could revolutionize how economies are graded

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Annette Heuser Eight months after my talk at TEDGlobal 2013, much progress has been made on the International Non-profit Credit Rating Agency (INCRA) concept. The progress, however, has not been in the credit rating agency world itself, which is slow to change, despite strong criticism from political officials and, occasionally, the media. You may […]

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A widening schism: Dambisa Moyo at TEDGlobal 2013A widening schism: Dambisa Moyo at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Karen Eng

“Give me liberty or give me death,” says global economist Dambisa Moyo, quoting Patrick Henry from 1775. In Western ideology, freedom is the most cherished value of all, and its government and economic systems have freedom deeply embedded in them. Over the past century, these systems have delivered prosperity and innovation: US incomes have increased […]

News

Progress Enigma: The speakers in Session 1 of TED2013Progress Enigma: The speakers in Session 1 of TED2013

Posted By Emily McManus

As we assembled TED2013′s lineup of speakers from around the world, talked with the TED brain trust, and listened to online conversations, one theme emerged: What is the future of work? Technology and new business practices are, in many ways, putting an end to the classic “good job,” the kind that millions of people once […]

Business

Who controls the world? Resources for understanding this visualization of the global economyWho controls the world? Resources for understanding this visualization of the global economy

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Occupy Wall Street’s slogan “We are the 99%” had been echoing through the United States and the world for just over a month when James B. Glattfelder and his co-authors released the study “The Network of Global Corporate Control” in October 2011. The study was a scientific look at our global economy, revealing how control […]

Global Issues

On our reading list: Al Gore takes a look at The FutureOn our reading list: Al Gore takes a look at The Future

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Al Gore posits an intriguing question in his newest book, on shelves tomorrow, January 29: can we change the future? But this book isn’t about peering into a crystal ball.  In The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, Gore — who’s spoken at TED multiple times — breaks down the factors that are changing our […]

Business

Adam Davidson on the fiscal cliff, cable TV, $4000 suits, the giant pool of money and moreAdam Davidson on the fiscal cliff, cable TV, $4000 suits, the giant pool of money and more

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The term “fiscal cliff” is controversial. So Adam Davidson, the New York Times Magazine columnist and co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, prefers to call it “the self-imposed, self-destructive arbitrary deadline about resolving an inevitable problem.” In today’s talk, filmed in TED’s New York office on Monday, Davidson explains what the fiscal cliff is and why […]

Culture

Can we overcome partisanship? TED@250 explores the economy, political gridlock and the fiscal cliffCan we overcome partisanship? TED@250 explores the economy, political gridlock and the fiscal cliff

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The term “fiscal cliff” has gained traction in the U.S. news in the past few months, at least in part because it paints a vivid metaphorical picture. Popularized by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the term refers to the ill economic consequences that could occur if Congress does not change its course on several policies […]

Playlist

6 fascinating talks charting informal economies6 fascinating talks charting informal economies

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

When we hear the phrase “the economy,” often the first images that pop to mind are crisp bills being printed in a government treasury, or suited traders wheeling and dealing on the floor of a stock exchange, or a mall where suburban shoppers buy T-shirts and sneakers before grabbing a Cinnabon. But as journalist Robert […]

Global Issues

10 ways to chart tangible progress in Africa since 2007

Posted By Emily McManus

In 2007, at TEDGlobal in Arusha, Tanzania, Euvin Naidoo gave an opening talk about investing in African countries — laying out 10 markets and metrics to watch as African nations gained capacity. Today, in a follow-up post, investor Ryan Hoover looks at these 10 metrics that Naidoo laid out — and charts how much has […]