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An experiment to inform universal basic income

Tera Allas, Jukka Maksimainen, James Manyika and Navjot Singh – McKinsey & Company As income inequality and economic upheaval features more in society, is a guaranteed minimum income worth considering? Results from a two-year experiment in Finland offer clues about the concept of a universal basic income. Globalisation, automation, and the rise in the cost of necessities were increasing pressure on social contracts pre COVID,…

China’s pragmatic approach to UN peacekeeping

Richard Gowan – Brookings China’s involvement in United Nations peacekeeping illustrates its commitment to the multilateral system, but its contributions to ‘blue helmet’ missions remain limited. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping impressed other leaders at the U.N. General Assembly with an offer of 8,000 troops to reinforce the organisation’s operations, however this offer has not materialised; as of June…

Yoshihide Suga – who is the man set to be Japan’s next prime minister?

Yoshihide Suga – who is the man set to be Japan’s next prime minister? Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women’s University Yoshihide Suga is set to be Japan’s new prime minister after he was easily elected leader of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday. Suga is due to be formally appointed prime minister by a vote…

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