Nature vs climate change, the United States of Africa and other must-read stories of the week

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Adrian Monck, Head of Public Engagement and Foundations, World Economic Forum

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The video games that help employers hire — or help you choose your career.

The worst places to grow up a girl. They’re not necessarily the poorest.

Despite low commodity prices, Africa can grow. With the right policies, it could even boom.

Australia’s gone 25 years without recession. Economists might have torethink what causes inflation.

Our most vital drugs might stop working. That means finding alternatives to antibiotics fast.

Will robots save us from medical mistakes? Healthcare is not that simple.

‘Little pinkos’ are China’s nationalist netizens. Their activism has opened a debate on what patriotism means in the world’s largest economy.

Civilization is fragile. No one has bettered Beethoven, Bach, or da Vinci. If we struggle to match the achievements of the past, will we avoid its mistakes?

Living off big government, but loathing it. What’s driving the new economic nationalism in the US?

A world without work: utopia or hell?

Countries need smart cities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Builds on executive chairman Klaus Schwab’s analysis. (Globe and Mail)

Asset managers are adopting blockchain rapidly. Cites Forum forecasts. (Financial Times)

Red tape and infrastructure. Tourism roadblocks for Brazil, India, Nigeria and Russia by Forum authors Tiffany Misrahi and John Moavenzadeh. (Financial Times)

Globalization and technology require flexible work. The Fourth Industrial Revolution helps explain why. (The Guardian)

Food prices impact the US economy more than oil prices. References Forum’s Global Risks Report. (CBS News)


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