Natasha Malpani
Natasha Malpani
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Austerity vs. Growth: How the French and Greek Elections Will Influence Europe's Debt Crisis

The recent elections in Greece and France may have a large influence on the EU debt crisis, but the union's economic problems will never be solved if the leaders don't start thinking long term.

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Marine Le Pen and Arizona Immigration Prove That the West Needs to Open Its Borders

Le Pen’s tough stance on immigration clearly strikes a chord with people angry at the level of high unemployment. However, further analysis of the effects of immigration is strongly needed.
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Dangerous Divide Between the Rich and Poor Signals Need For Evolving Economics

In the face of rising inequality, unsustainable consumption and impending resource scarcity, we must pay closer attention to the lessons of nature; we can evolve as a group to survive.
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Evolving Economics: Accounting for Social and Natural Capital

It's time to acknowledge the limits of our economic models and account for both social and natural capital in light of rising inequality, climate change and resource scarcity.
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Coal India faces a surprising case of shareholder activism in India

A London-based fund famous for its activism, is threatening to sue the board of Coal India, as well as initiating legal action against the Indian government in an unprecedented move.
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Hunger Games Reminds of Corruption In India

India has its own version of the "hunger games" playing out that is turning out to be every bit as dramatic as the movie, as a renowned environmentalist fasts unto death to save the Ganges.

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India Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi is the Latest Casualty of Populist Politics in the Country

India’s Railway Minister has been forced to resign after he attempted to hike passenger fares for the first time in almost a decade to overhaul the country's ailing railway system.
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India's Election Results Show Voters Are Fighting Back Against Corruption

For those that have dismissed Indian politics as irreversibly corrupt, the results of recent elections in the country's most important state are a surprisingly positive development.
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Indians Use Facebook, Twitter, and Mobile Phones to Fight Against Rampant Corruption

A new generation of Indians is using social media and technology to mobilize to fight the endemic corruption eating away at the country’s growth and development.
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Environmental Agency Uncovers Shocking Alleged Corruption Scam at India's National Solar Mission

An environmental agency in India claims it has discovered a widespread case of corruption in the allotment of projects under the country’s ambitious National Solar Mission.
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EU's Controversial Carbon Tax on Airlines Highlights the Need for New Climate Change Legislation

The impending trade war triggered by the EU extending its emissions trading scheme to the aviation industry highlights the ineffectiveness of arguments of sovereignty in fighting climate change.

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Vladamir Putin Must Adapt to Survive in Evolving Russian Society

Putin seems unsure of how to handle shifting public opinion and the unprecedented protests in Russia.
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How China Became the European Union's Lender of Last Resort

China's plans to invest in the EU’s bailout fund have more political significance than economic, as this will strengthen China’s increasingly strong bargaining hand in global politics.
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Mining Merger of Glencore and Xstrata: The New 'Too Big to Fail' Behemoths

The pending $88 billion merger of Glencore and Xstrata has major ramifications for the world economy. It's time consumers and policymakers paid closer attention to the natural resource oligopoly.
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India's Food Security Bill Will Hurt the Poor

India's new Food Security Bill may be politically beneficial for India’s ruling party, but will prove detrimental to the country’s poor, for whom it was designed.
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The Year of Protests: Is Democracy Evolving?

We’re in the midst of a global political revolution as social media helps create a more networked form of governance.

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India's Mines and Minerals Bill is Desparately Needed

The Indian government must pass a much-needed piece of mining legislation in the face of stiff opposition in order for the country to progress.
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Germany's Angela Merkel Should Reap More Praise For Her Leadership

Merkel hasn't had half the praise she deserves in her handling of the current EU debt crisis.
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Economic Woes Should Not Overshadow Climate Concerns

We need to tackle the challenge of carbon emissions now, whether the global economy is in recession or not.
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Sharad Pawar's Slap Heard 'Round India

A slap has made headlines across India. The event seems laughably trite but could lead to severe repercussions across the country.