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The Relative Power of Nuclear Weapons

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This chart shows the terrifying power of nuclear weapons. This infographic designed by Maximilian Bode and posted on fastcodesign.com illustrates the terrifying power of today’s nuclear bombs. Each red block represents a ton of TNT. … Continue reading

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The West Must Allow a Power Shift in International Organizations, Part 2

Jakob Vestergaard and Robert H. Wade, Guest Bloggers Part 2 of a two-part series. The IMF’s existing quota formula allocates shares to member countries on the basis of four variables (with their weights in the formula given in parentheses): Size … Continue reading

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The West Must Allow a Power Shift in International Organizations, Part 1

Jakob Vestergaard and Robert H. Wade, Guest Bloggers More than three years after the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s governing body agreed to reform the organization’s governance so as to better reflect the increasing economic weight of dynamic emerging market economies … Continue reading

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Pursuing Profits – or Power?

James Boyce Do corporations seek to maximize profits? Or do they seek to maximize power? The two may be complementary—wealth begets power, power begets wealth—but they’re not the same. One important difference is that profits can come from an expanding … Continue reading

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