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Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update

“While there is ground for optimism that the gaps are narrowing, disparities in people’s well-being are still unacceptably wide. Inequality in all ... to foster sustainable and sustained human develop... read more

The costs of inequality: A goal of justice, a reality of unfairness

Fifth in a series on what Harvard scholars are doing to identify and understand inequality ... backs on the proven science of brain development and the rehabilitation options available in juvenile cou... read more

53 Historians Weigh In on Barack Obama’s Legacy

Jeffrey Tulis Read the full questionnaire I suspect that future historians are likely to focus on the rising inequality in the American economy during the Obama years, the deepening precariousness exp... read more

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Turns out, it *is* a river in Egypt

Y’know, when you looked at maps of Egypt in school, you could see the Nile cutting through the desert, but you didn’t get the real perspective of where the people were, what that river means. Back on ... read more


I’m Tired of Being Called a Racist

How can a gospel that is mostly (if not entirely) interpreted and articulated by a homogenous group of people (in this case ... the diversity of opinions that I’ve encountered, from the wide variety o... read more

Taking stock of reforms

Although progress was made in reducing poverty, 330 million people, more than half of the population ... In a knowledge-based economic development, human capital and skill formation at various tiers o... read more

The Big Question

These problems include drug trafficking; smuggling; illegal trade of weapons, radioactive materials, and precious stones; terrorism; human trafficking; migration of refugees and displaced people ... a... read more

Will Ukraine seize its EU chance?

Scrutiny and criticism of Ukraine’s record on human rights ... further progress down the path of reform. Only Ukrainians can decide what their future prosperity will entail, but strengthened trade and ... read more

Abortion Isn’t a Necessary Evil. It’s Great

Dismantling fetal “personhood” with logical or scientific (or even Biblical) arguments does nothing to convince those who believe a fertilized egg is a human being ... I'm glad for the people I've kno... read more

Feeding the bank balance: GMOs, development and the politics of happiness

This dovetails with an urban-centric model of 'development ... about a 'happy' human condition for the majority is unfathomable. Yet state-corporate capitalism's great con-trick is to fool people that ... read more

McCain Spokesman's Retort: Obama Lives in "a Frickin' Mansion"

"It's a frickin' mansion. He doesn't tell people that. You have a mansion you bought in a shady deal with a convicted felon." The felon reference was to Tony Rezko, a former Obama friend and financial ... read more

Ask the World Bank President

Earlier this month it published research showing that the spreading crisis will push 46 million more people into poverty in 2009 on top of 130-155 million pushed into poverty in 2008. With the London ... read more



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