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Most advanced economies need to repair or replace crumbling infrastructure, a form of investment with higher returns than government bonds, especially today, when bond yields are extremely low, writes Nouriel Roubini.

Once prices and wages have fallen, new investors step in with new business ideas and establish new firms. After this “creative destruction,” a new phase of rapid expansion sets in, writes Hans-Werner Sinn.

Children living in conflict zones are being targeted for violence on an unprecedented scale, despite their “protected” status under human-rights laws.

Easy and safe access to quality education is not just a fundamental human right, but also an enabling right – essential for the exercise of all others. With such a powerful tool available to us, we should be doing whatever we can to use it, and this month's United Nations General Assembly summit is a good place to start, writes Kailash Satyarthi.

The current political climate in high-income countries doesn't bode well for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Donor governments are unlikely to increase their foreign-aid outlays, which means policymakers will have to spend what money they have more wisely, writes Bjørn Lomborg.

Indeed, some of the world’s most densely populated countries face a double disadvantage; they are often the most exposed to the adverse effects of climate change, and building low carbon economies may be more difficult, writes Adair Turner.

With Trump in the White House, the United States might get the white-supremacist agenda of his “alt-right” allies: massive discrimination against minorities and other groups, and probably some form of police state to detain and expel millions of residents, writes Simon Johnson.