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August 30, 2012

United States
U.S. Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

In the face of persistently high unemployment, policymakers and workers look to innovation and entrepreneurship to create new jobs. This Backgrounder discusses how entrepreneurs create and finance th…

July 15, 2020

Inequality
The U.S. Inequality Debate

Public policy experts call income and wealth inequality one of the defining challenges of our time. Recent crises have accelerated these divisions, and the coronavirus pandemic looks set to deepen th…

Striking McDonalds workers demanding a $15 minimum wage demonstrate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

August 16, 2016

Asia
Building the New Silk Road

The United States and China have developed competing visions for reviving ancient trade routes connecting Asia and Europe. The U.S. diplomatic strategy focuses on Afghanistan, while China hopes to ec…

October 18, 2012

Immigration and Migration
The Candidates on Immigration

The economic climate and border security concerns have thrust the question of immigration reform into the spotlight in the 2012 presidential campaign.

January 29, 2009

Trade
The African Growth and Opportunity Act

The African Growth and Opportunity Act has boosted U.S.-Africa trade and is viewed favorably by economists. But experts say African states must build trade capacity to benefit fully.

September 17, 2009

Development
Inequalities in Asia’s Giants

While spiraling economic growth in India and China has lifted millions out of poverty, it has also fueled inequalities within their societies.

January 10, 2008

Development
Botswana: An African Success Story Shows Strains

Considered an African success story, Botswana still struggles to end its dependence on diamond mining and develop a diversified economy.