Too smart to lead. Very high IQs correlate with less effective leadership.

Rising seas--and severe drought. That’s the best case climate scenario.

Polls show capitalism losing support. Is there another model?

Bitcoin is no better than gold. Why cryptocurrencies need banks to succeed.

Is global trade slowing for good? It’s technology and politics versus economics.

Autonomous weapons are here. How should we control them?

The “lucky country” no more? Australia and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

What’s restoring phone service to a hurricane-ravaged land? Flying cows.

A new investor in blockchain-based smart utilities: Australia’s government.

AI as smart as humans? That’s setting the bar too low.

Putting the I in the IoT. Companies need to make sure it’s there.

Training programs won’t end sexual harassment. Here’s what will.

Startups worship the young. But innovation peaks well after 40.

Governments are redistributing. Rising inequality’s causes are elsewhere.

Propaganda on national histories. The impact on national identity is lasting.

After years of hype, AI is starting to deliver. References Forum list of top ten emerging technologies for 2017. (Wall Street Journal)

Drowning in garbage. Cites data from Forum report The New Plastics Economy. (Washington Post)

Is Thailand 4.0 doing enough for the poor? The country is rising in the Global Competitiveness Index. (Bangkok Post)

UK productivity falling the fastest of the G7. Cites Global Competitiveness Index. (Financial Times)

Few economic opportunities for women in Japan. Draws on data from the Global Gender Gap Index. (East Asia Forum)