US named world’s most competitive economy for the first time in 10 years, despite fraying social fabric

Taylor Telford October 17 at 11:02 AM For the first time in a decade, the United States was crowned the world’s most competitive economy by the organization behind the Davos economic forum. The World Economic Forum on Wednesday released its latest global competitiveness report, which looked at 140 economies based on 98 wide-ranging social, political […]

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Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Image copyright Fairfax Media/Getty Images Image caption Ian Kiernan founded a global anti-litter campaign Prominent environmentalist Ian Kiernan, the founder of an iconic Australian anti-litter campaign that expanded into a global success, has died aged 78. The round-the-world yachtsman began the Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World campaigns after being appalled by levels […]

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