Editorial

The FINANCIAL -- Riddles are fun; sometimes, though, they teach us more than expected. Consider this riddle, for example. A son and his father get into a terrible accident;the father dies immediately while the son is rushed to the hospital for an urgent operation. A minute after being called in, a prominent surgeon steps out from the operating room and says “I cannot operate on this boy; he is ...

The FINANCIAL -- Winston Churchill took the view that there is "No such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion".  Many world leaders would agree with Mr. Churchill’s opinion, ...

The vast majority of Georgians (over 80%) have favorable attitudes towards the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. According to unofficial information, Monsieur President will be attending the ...

Georgia will hold presidential elections in less than two months’ time and will take an electoral year off until 2020 when parliamentary elections are scheduled. We are a parliamentary republic and ...

The first and longest-running global “End of the Year” poll is conducted by Gallup International Association (GIA), which this year reported that  optimism for a better 2019 is increasing for a ...

The Russian language was compulsory when I was a kid and it was universally taught in the education system. It was a very important language especially if one wanted to work in certain fields like ...

According to the first and oldest Global Hope “End of the Year” Index produced by the Gallup International Association (GIA), 28% of the world expects the next 12 month to be more peaceful while ...

People tend give a lot of weight to plebiscites and referendums due to their focus on political participation. However, petitions can also help to improve things in many ways and make life more ...

Last Friday, together with colleagues from France and the Netherlands, we presented very interesting findings from a recently completed data collection initiative that aimed to measure success of ...

The FINANCIAL -- Being a researcher is not only my job, it is my way of life. Every time I get the chance, I start conversations with random people and ask them tons of questions. During a recent ...

“Marriage is outdated” became a recently popular idea in many publications based on opinion polls. Truth be told, most of these articles are describing a social perception of marriage in ...