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Protectionism, plastic and private regulation
Mar 9, 2018

Protectionism, plastic and private regulation

What tariffs mean for the future of global trade. Plus, what happens when public pressure influences how private companies do business? 

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5 things you need to know about daylight saving time

Mar 9, 2018
Yes, it's saving, not savings. No, that's not one of the five things ...
So many clocks, so little time.
(Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)

Can single-use plastics really be eliminated?

Mar 9, 2018
Cities and countries are banning or charging fees for single-use plastic items like bags and straws. This week, the wealthy beach community of Malibu, California, voted to ban restaurants from giving out plastic straws, utensils and stirrers. Overseas, Scotland wants to ban plastic straws by 2019; Taiwan is banning single-use plastics by 2030. So is […]

When government can't solve problems, more companies seek to step in

The "solution economy" is taking on issues like malaria eradication and gun control. And it doesn't hurt the bottom line.
Information about malaria and dengue is written on a board at a municipal corporation office in the Indian capital New Delhi in 2015. Malaria is one issue that companies, foundations and governments are seeking to address alongside one another.