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Corruption as a shadow economy

October 24, 2018

The Curse of Corruption

David Hulme

Around the globe, the illicit economy shows no signs of slowing. Whatever form it takes, corruption touches us all.


Fall 2018

A World of Corruption

David Hulme

From bribery and cronyism to counterfeit goods and money laundering, corruption touches every nation and every level of society. And it was predicted to be so.

August 20, 2018

Global Threats, Part 6

Rogue Robots

David Hulme

Artificial intelligence is changing lives for the better, but its developers acknowledge that it also poses serious risks. This raises some far-reaching questions.

Summer 2018

Just How Intelligent Are We?

David Hulme

Increasingly sophisticated and “intelligent” technologies now allow us to alter not only day-to-day life but the planet itself. They also invite abuse—and chaos. What can be done?

Spring 2018

Of Democracies and Dictators

David Hulme

Is it a passing phase, or is the era of democratic institutions, universal values and common decency over?

March 29, 2018

Global Threats, Part 5

Cities at Risk

David Hulme

More and more people are streaming into the world’s cities, magnifying already serious issues such as pollution, waste management and disease. What should we expect in the coming decades?

March 14, 2018

Global Threats, Part 4

Too Many Mouths

David Hulme

Our food supply may well become the greatest challenge of the century. And directly linked to it are dwindling global water reserves. Will we have enough of either to survive? Each of us holds the key.

Winter 2018

What About Us?

David Hulme

Coming to grips with the reality of a world freighted with sorrow, betrayal and disappointment means confronting not only the failures of those we’ve trusted but also the part we play.

January 5, 2018

Jerusalem: What’s the Deal?

David Hulme

Why has no nation, until now, been willing to declare Jerusalem the capital of the modern state of Israel? A brief look at history provides the answer.

Special Reports

Vision: 2017’s Top 10

As we complete our 19th year of publishing Vision, here’s a look back at our most popular articles from 2017.