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  • They find that in every region of the world, after accounting for a personís age, gender, and marital status, people with higher incomes are happier. But they also find that there is a level of income at which happiness no longer increases with more money. This varies by region, with Australia and New Zealand the highest and Latin America and the Caribbean the lowest. They even find some evidence that in certain places, when incomes rise above the cutoff level, life satisfaction gets lower.

    This is how much income you need to be happy

    Take three people. All are unmarried, 33-year-old women who live in the United States. One makes an annual salary of $40,000, another makes $120,000, and the third makes $200,000. Who do you think is the happiest?

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But as the internet enters its adolescence, boundaries are being pushed and questions asked about the wide berth historically afforded to such companies. Policy-makers around the world, particularly in Europe and the US, are now waking up to the challenges posed by the internet giants. The allegations of Russian impropriety on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter during the 2016 US presidential election, for example, have ignited a global dialogue about the influence and power exercised by social media and other internet companies.

This is the future of the internet

Since becoming commercially available, the internet has democratized information, enabled global communication and served as a platform for a variety of goods and services

The UK will cancel a visit by the Russian foreign minister, and raise the issue at the EU Council and the UN. But thatís it. It is hard to imagine Vladimir Putin quaking in the Kremlin ahead of the re-election on Sunday.

Russia in the UK: Theresa Mayís Dirty Hands

If Russia believes it can poison its enemies on British soil, it is because for seven years Theresa May refused to take action

In fact, tens of thousands of Azerbaijani inhabitants of Nagorno Karabakh, victims of ethnic cleansing on the part of Armenia, have been thus deprived of their fundamental human rights and cannot go back to their historical homeland.

Remembering Khojaly

Twenty-six years have passed since the bloodiest and the most tragical incident in Azerbaijanís recent history

60% of Germanyís arms export is for countries outside of the EU or NATO: some of the significant recipient countries include Algeria, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. Both UAE and Saudi Arabia take part in the ongoing civil war in Yemen that began in 2015.

Can world regions cooperate on arms export controls?

Could EU-ASEAN cooperation benefit much needed region-wide efforts at strengthening arms export controls in both Europe and Southeast Asia? There is reason to believe so

Back in January 2018, and in response to complaints by major US manufacturers, the US imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels and washing machines. The structure of these duties is complex, but they may in some cases be as high as 30% for solar panels, and for washing machines 50%.

Here is what you need to know about the risks of a US trade war

President Donald Trump has signed an order for special tariffs of 25% on imports into the United States of foreign steel, and 10% on aluminium. He openly says that this could lead to a trade war, which he could easily win. But what exactly is a trade war?


The Arctic is sending us a powerful message about climate change: Itís time for us to listen

By: EBR | Friday, March 09, 2018

Trumpís steel tariffs: How to avoid a trade war

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Prospects for investment in Syriaís reconstruction

By: EBR | Monday, February 26, 2018

What Singapore And Germany Can Teach The U.S. About Fiscal Policy

By: EBR | Monday, February 26, 2018

Where Corruption Is Raging Around The World

By: EBR | Monday, February 26, 2018

India hopes to become an AI powerhouse, with inspiration from China

By: EBR | Friday, February 23, 2018

America First ó Or Against All?

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Egypt votes: the last man standing

By: EBR | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Forget IQ: Digital intelligence will be what matters in the future

By: EBR | Friday, February 09, 2018

Seven challenges for an Asian century

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Erdogan: Everybodyís False Friend

By: EBR | Friday, February 02, 2018

6 quotes from Davos on the future of education

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

EU telecoms regulator warns US proposal on 5G would Ďend in disasterí

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What just happened? The biggest stories from Davos 2018

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Angela Merkel at Davos: we need global cooperation, not walls

By: EBR | Friday, January 26, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May looked ahead to hi-tech life after Brexit

By: EBR | Friday, January 26, 2018

Macron at Davos: I will shut all coal-fired power stations by 2021

By: EBR | Friday, January 26, 2018

Robert Shiller: Bitcoin is just an íinteresting experimentí

By: EBR | Friday, January 26, 2018

Jack Ma on the IQ of love - and other top quotes from his Davos interview

By: EBR | Thursday, January 25, 2018

This is why women must play a greater role in the global economy

By: EBR | Thursday, January 25, 2018

Justin Trudeau addresses the World Economic Forum

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Liquid Capitalism: Making Sense of Davos

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Narendra Modi: These are the 3 greatest threats to civilization

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS: A Success Story

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Germanyís Social Democrats (SPD) decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkelís conservatives on Sunday (4 March), clearing the way for a new government in Europeís largest economy after months of political uncertainty


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Editorís Column

It is clear: voters in the EU are moving more and more to the (far-)right

By: N. Peter Kramer

In Italy voters turned their back on the mainstream parties. They felt abandoned by the rest of the EU, as its coastal areas bore the brunt of the influx of migrants crossing the Mediterranean


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