Why Walmart may have done more for the poor than any business in American history.
The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.
It's time to stop calling countries like Brazil and China "developing." They're just rich.
If you want to work in international development, go work for a big, bad multinational company.
There's good news on the drug war: The world knows how to end it -- so why can't the United States figure it out?
Why President Obama's curious nomination for the new chief of the World Bank could turn out to be a smart pick -- and an interesting indication of how aid lending is changing for good.
The U.S. middle class is still incredibly wealthy by international standards.
If religious conservatives want to put a stop to abortions, there's no better tool than making contraception a lot more available. And there's a world of good it'll do.
Across the world, crime is down -- and in a big way. Are violent movies to thank for less real blood and gore?
Trying to save money on a university and still get a good education? Forget the local community college -- send your kid to school overseas.
The global economic crisis is good news for trees, but how can we make sure the gains keep coming?
Does it really make sense to spend billions of dollars to wipe out the few remaining cases of polio?
Want to help the hundreds of thousands of Haitians still suffering from the 2010 earthquake? Let some of them into the United States.
10 years later, life isn't just better -- it's much better.
There’s a free-market solution to the world’s water crisis. Make people pay by the drop.
Dwindling funding for the global fight against AIDS doesn't mean the battle is lost -- but it does mean we have to think about what we're getting for our money.
From Twitter to vegetarianism, 10 things to celebrate this Thanksgiving.
Occupy Wall Street's threat of class war could be good for everyone -- rich and poor alike.