We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

Managing the Next Gold Rush

18 7 0

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Seabed Authority (ISA) sits perched above the concrete boardwalk of Jamaica’s Kingston Harbor, across the bay from the spot where “Calico Jack” Rackham was once gibbeted as a warning to other eighteenth-century pirates. Today, this small United Nations agency rules the high seas – or, more precisely, the seafloor some three miles below – and yet it is largely unknown to the general public. But if China decides to retaliate against US import tariffs by restricting its exports of rare-earth elements, that could change fast.

  • The Case for a Guaranteed Job

    PS OnPoint

    Getty Images

    The Case for a Guaranteed Job

    Robert Skidelsky

    The debate over government job-guarantee programs is partly one of economic theory. But the main issue is politics: the size of the state, its proper economic role, and the resources the state needs.

    12 Add to Bookmarks

  • Trade Disruption Is a Symptom of a Deeper Malaise Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

    Trade Disruption Is a Symptom of a Deeper Malaise

    Mohamed A. El-Erian says efforts to promote faster and more inclusive growth must go beyond resolving US-China tensions.

    9 Add to Bookmarks

  • Trump’s Deficit Economy Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    Trump’s Deficit Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz says that US trade and fiscal policies are having precisely the results most economists predicted.

    53 Add to Bookmarks

  • Previous Next

    Some 71% of the Earth’s surface is actually underwater, and the seafloor (or seabed) is rich in rare-earth elements and other sought-after minerals – especially in deep international waters. The ISA manages........

    © Project Syndicate