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Making universal design truly universal

Examples of universal design are all around us but mostly focus on helping people with physical disabilities while designers often forget about accommodating cognitive disabilities.

People in summer clothes walking across the Oslo Fjord on a floating bridge with the city of Oslo in the background.
The oil fund will not be there for our grandchildren

A close look at the principles governing the management of Norway’s oil fund shows that it may run out in two generations or less.

People standing in line on a sidewalk in a Norwegian city. Many carry empty shopping bags.
Slipping through the safety net

Norway and many other European countries have robust social safety nets. Yet they continue to fail their poorest citizens.