Nouriel Roubini has a Project Syndicate piece, 'Slow Growth and Short Tails ,' which predicts faster growth for the world economy in 2014, but cautions that (the US aside) growth in most advanced economies will be tepid and emerging-market fragility could weigh down growth in the longer term --
Gallup World has a new study  on inequality around the world.
The Joint Quantum Institute has a January 2 feature titled 'The Entrophy of Nations: Global Energy Inequality Lessens, But for How Long? ' in which Victor Yakovenko's research looking at the parallels between nations and molecules is showcased and the case for renewable energy is bolstered.
The Economist's US Business Editor Matthew Bishop writes  on Michael Bloomberg versus Bill Gates and other philanthrocapitalist predictions for 2014.