- Renewables Re-energized: Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014 – Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase to $270 Billion in 2014 after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices.
- Britain’s electoral system: The breaking point – The two-party political system is under unprecedented pressure
- Wives appointed to Indian boards to comply with new law – Some of India’s richest businessmen have appointed their wives as company directors to comply with a new law. Mukesh Ambani, India’s second-richest man, has appointed his wife Nita to the board of Reliance Industries. Gautam Singhania named his wife Nawaz as a director of Raymond Group, his textile manufacturing business.
- Iran, World Powers Strike Tentative Nuclear Accord – The landmark agreement includes steep concessions on both sides and would dismantle Tehran’s ability to build a nuclear bomb anytime soon.
- Increasing education: What it will and will not do for earnings and earnings inequality
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- World’s Muslim Population Will Surpass Christians This Century, Pew Says – Islam is growing more rapidly than any other religion in the world, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center that says the religion will nearly equal Christianity by 2050 before eclipsing it around 2070, if current trends continue. … The finding is part of the center’s report on the future of the world’s religions. You can see the full report at the Pew site, which has also published an interactive tool to help readers drill down by geography and religion.
- Iceland has a radical plan to redefine money – Iceland’s prime minister commissioned a report from Frosti Sigurjónsson, a parliamentarian, that argues banks shouldn’t have the power to create money.