Prosperity

Europe Needs Smarter Investment in Education and Research Infrastructure

Anka Mulder | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anka Mulder

The return on investment will be high for Europe if we get it right, including: a reinvigorated research and education infrastructure, attraction of the best students and faculty, a better skilled workforce, and enhanced competitive advantage vis a vis the rest of the world.

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

Why is the Middle Class Becoming Poorer? Because of the Transfer Economy!

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

In the past 30 years, if we look at a country like the US, which can be considered the most visible democracy on earth, about 50% of the country's GDP was transferred from the bottom 90% of the taxpayers to the richest 1% of the Americans. This happened in front of everyone's eyes, in popularly elected governments and freedom of speech.

In Wales with the POW - The Case for (And Against) Beauty and Harmony

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

I met Prince Charles recently in Wales. Joined by my colleague, journalist-historian Hywel Williams, the two of us were invited to meet the Prince of Wales at Coed Darcy, where a small group of guests had been invited to see how Neath Port Talbot council, BP, the Welsh assembly and developers St Modwen are trying to turn one of Europe's biggest brownfield sites into a healthy, flourishing community.

Not Chic - But Why US President Calvin Coolidge Was Cool

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

We need to realise that it's culture --again, habits, values and behaviors -- that ultimately drives economic prosperity. And culture starts at the grassroots. He was dour and dull, but maybe it's time to see Calvin Coolidge as cool.

It Destroys Our Happiness and Undermines Our Prosperity - What to do About Envy?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

Envy is not jealousy. The latter normally involves affairs of the heart, and specifically relates to what one has. In contrast to jealousy, envy is resentment generated by what others have, accompanied often by a feeling of ill will toward those who have it.

'Britain Has No God-Given Right To Prosperity'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics

Britain does not have a "God-given right" to a decent standard of living and faces a "moment of reckoning" amid the rise of Asian economies, a Home Of...

What Governments Can Learn From the Economic Behaviour of Their Wealthiest Citizens

Justin Cash | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Cash

Some individuals have achieved staggering levels of affluence compared to their peers. This is undeniably true. So is the fact that some countries have accumulated a stock of wealth that is by orders of magnitude larger than their competitors.

Redefining Prosperity

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

50 years of incessant advertising and lies has made us think that prosperity means having more money to buy more 'things'. Yet each of us knows that b...

PHOTOS: Firecrackers And Movie Stars Mark Diwali Festival Of Lights

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

Fireworks, candles and lanterns brightened up night skies across the world as Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights. ...