What triggered the sudden popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt? And could the revolutionary wave that is washing across North Africa spill over beyond the Arab world and into Europe?
For the New York Times columnist, the recent surge in food and energy prices is an indication that we are running out of resources. But with speculators driving up commodity prices across the board, our most immediate concern should not be Krugman’s finite world, but Goldman’s financialized world.
In recent years, Malawi managed to transform itself from a nation plagued by famine into a local breadbasket. The success of its controversial subsidy program for poor farmers is a testament to the power of homegrown solutions in the fight against hunger.