Check out the articles with the most readers in 2022.
As real as it gets
Climate change: Bangladesh is where it is at. Rohini Kamal shows the way. Debates on climate change are often dominated by heated commentary from the West on its impending peril
Henry Leveson-Gower looks at how local food currencies might bear fruit. Our food system is deeply dysfunctional. Economic forces drive it to deliver unhealthy food, while trashing the environment so
Economics rules – not OK
Economic decisions are made without the full understanding of the people they affect most. Katy Wiese spells out the issues. For many, economics is technical, jargon-laden, yet abstract, making it
Farmers plough their own furrow to change
A brew of chemical fertilisers, sewage and other pollutants is costing lives and money as it splashes over our environment and our dinner plates. Jyoti Banerjee and Arnav Jain offer
Having it all
Could private funding actually benefit nature? Henry Leveson-Gower proposes a cooperative approach. Since the 80s environmental economists have been putting monetary values on nature so they get “counted”. Now they
India’s age concern
One of India’s greatest assets is youth. Jayan Jose Thomas calls for changes in established thinking to harness its potential. India, like many South Asian countries, has a young population.
More is less
Mainstream politics has long proved resistant to the arguments of those who question the pursuit of unending economic growth. Richard McNeill Douglas suggests a treatment. It is fifty years since
The ifs and buts of Hydrogen
Hydrogen may be useful, but how green can it really be? asks Roland Kupers. It has been used for centuries: from lifting the balloon that Jacques Charles floated over Paris
Three steps out of a fix
Rick Rowden offers a trio of measures to overhaul a creaking global financial system Thanks to the historically ambitious scale of their fiscal and monetary policies, most of the rich
Who will save the world?
Raj Thamotheram is, in theory, betting on pension funds. Covid has transformed global politics and the Omicron variant has caused markets to tumble. Meanwhile COP26 failed to address, adequately, the