What does one make of 2017? Will it be better than 2016 or worse? Of course, we can’t forecast how the new year will shape up. Nonetheless, Mint’s team of reporters and editors have put together a special package on the trends, people and numbers to watch for in 2017 to get a sense of the next 12 months.
Brexit, Trump, demonetization—2016 was the year of the surprise, a year when the unexpected became routine. In our annual year-end review (and year-ahead crystal-ball gazing exercise) in association with Project Syndicate, we tap Nobel laureates Joseph E. Stiglitz and Angus Deaton, economists Raghuram Rajan and Kaushik Basu, politicians Tony Blair and Juan Manuel Santos, political philosophers Michael Sandel and Francis Fukuyama and several others to understand 2016 better and prepare for 2017.