A truly dismal report card on international cooperation in a variety of spheres, ranging from health care to nuclear proliferation. Based on a survey of global think tanks in 23 countries, it is evident that the world’s thought leaders are pessimistic about the progress being made. Click here http://www.cfr.org/councilofcouncils/reportcard/#!/grades/2014 to view the report card by country and by issue.
The number of children receiving food stamps remains higher than it was before the start of the Great Recession in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual Families and Living Arrangements table package released on January 28, 2015.
What should be at the top of the agenda for the global economy in the year ahead?
It seems to me that a falling price of oil has two conflicting impacts on Japan: