Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the World Isn’t Flat

It may seem that we’re living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We’re not even close, says Pankaj Ghemawat. With great data (and an eye-opening survey), he argues that there’s a delta between perception and reality in a world that’s maybe not so hyperconnected after all.

Richard Wilkinson: How Economic Inequality Harms Societies

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

The Corporate Governance Gap Between the U.S. and Japan

Professor Sanford Jacoby and Emily Nason say significant differences remain in the ways that executives in these nations view employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. [Hat tip to]