Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  1. Economics

    In Search of Convergence

    Ricardo Hausmann
  2. Innovation & Technology

    The Ratings Revolution

    Carlo Ratti
    Innovation & Technology

    The Ratings Revolution

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    &  explore how customer feedback is transforming services.

    Hotel Concierge Adrian Flower/Flickr

    Hospitality businesses are now ranked, analyzed, and compared not by industry professionals, but by the very people for whom the service is intended – the customer. This has forged a new relationship between buyer and seller. As a result, businesses are much more accountable, which creates powerful incentives to improve service. READ MORE

  3. Education

    The Trouble with Universal Education

    Bjørn Lomborg
  4. Environment & Sustainability

    The High Cost of Cheap Meat

    Christine Chemnitz
    Environment & Sustainability

    The High Cost of Cheap Meat

    &  enter the nightmare of factory-style livestock production.

    Slaughtering Chickens Marji Beach/Flickr

    Factory-style livestock production is a critical driver of agricultural industrialization. Its remorseless expansion is contributing to climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and human-rights violations – all to satisfy Western societies’ unhealthy appetite for cheap meat. READ MORE

  5. Global Health & Development

    Health in a Time of Ebola

    Prabhjot Singh
    Global Health & Development

    Health in a Time of Ebola

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     fears that efforts to respond to epidemics could undercut investment in community health workers.

    Ebola Treatment Clinic Lin Xiaowei/ZumaPress

    As panic about the spread of Ebola grips Liberia – as well as Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria – people there are increasingly associating clinicians and health-care facilities with exposure to the disease. Ensuring that they continue to seek care when they need it requires greater investment in community health workers. READ MORE

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