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Europe’s voters are disillusioned. But with domestic politics, not the EU, argues Daniel Gros, as small parties make big election gains.
Missed our East Asia meeting? It’s not too late to catch up on all the digital highlights from Manila.
Why not ask male graduates to balance work and family? Anne-Marie Slaughter on sexism, as students pick up their degrees.
Do Europeans really fear migrants? No, but poor policies to manage immigration have allowed extremism to take root.
Piketty’s data pickle. The furore over the economist’s findings shows that we need more transparency in method, as well as in data.
You can 3D print shoes, lamps and aircraft wings. Now what does that mean for the global economy, asks Michael Spence.
The World Economic Forum in the news
China’s Premier meets Professor Schwab. Under discussion “closer cooperation between China and the institution.” (CCTV)
Indonesia will host next year’s East Asia meeting. (Jakarta Globe)
Climate change and income inequality. The two risks topping the agenda in Manila. (Jakarta Globe)
Asia’s next tiger? The Philippine economy is ready to pounce. (GMANews)
Ignore the misogynistic myth of China’s “leftover women.” They’re an empowered lot, writes YGL Pallavi Aiyar. (Yahoo! India)
Will inequality undermine democracy? A World Bank paper on wealth gaps, East-West rebalancing, the nation state and globalisation. (VoxEU)
Thomas Piketty is the cover of BusinessWeek. But the FT says his inequality numbers don’t add up. Piketty responds at length. Justin Wolfers weighs the evidence. Nassim Taleb proposes a new way to calculate inequality. But isn’t there more to the world economy than simply capital and labour?
Investing in Abenomics’ third arrow. A new fund is targeting Japanese companies with female executives. (WSJ)
Goldman Sachs predicts the World Cup. Brazil beat Argentina, 3-1 in the final. Now there’s no need to waste time watching!
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Coming up next week
On Forum:Blog next week – more on closing the gender gap in Japan, and dipping beneath the waves for World Oceans Day.
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Author: Adrian Monck is Managing Director of Public Engagement at the World Economic Forum
Image: People watch a board displaying provisional results of the European Parliament election at the EU Parliament in Brussels May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir