Saturday, November 22, 2014
  1. The Children’s Revolution

    Gordon Brown

    The Children’s Revolution

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     calls for the establishment of an International Children's Court.

    Newsart for The Children’s Revolution UN Photo/Marco Dormino

    The world can end child labor, child marriage, child trafficking, and discrimination against girls by establishing a new international children’s court and, with it, a proper reporting and sanctions system. In fact, violations of children’s rights are now so rampant that there simply is no alternative. READ MORE

  2. Ebola and Beyond

    Lawrence O. Gostin

    Ebola and Beyond

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     outlines a strategy for addressing global health crises, beginning with the current Ebola outbreak.

    Ebola Health Volunteers Morgana Wingard/UNDP

    The US and Europe have grossly overreacted to a few isolated cases of the Ebola virus within their borders. These panicked responses are not just futile; when it comes to protecting citizens from Ebola – not to mention preventing similar global health crises from emerging in the future – they may well be counterproductive. READ MORE

  3. The Population Challenge

    Bjørn Lomborg

    The Population Challenge

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     proposes cost-effective solutions to the world's demographic problems.

    Population overcrowded www.TheEnvironmentalBlog.org/Flickr

    The world is facing two major demographic problems: As the world population swells, fueled by developing countries, developed countries are struggling to cope with shrinking and aging workforces. Fortunately, objective fact-based analysis has enabled economists to identify cost-effective solutions to the global population challenge. READ MORE

  4. The Ethics of Fighting Ebola

    Peter Singer

    The Ethics of Fighting Ebola

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     asks whether subjects in clinical trials should be given placebos.

    Ebola test tubes Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr

    When facing a disease that kills up to 70% of those who are infected, and no accepted treatment yet exists, should patients be subjected to clinical trials in which they might receive a placebo? Carefully monitoring the outcomes of different experimental treatments might be a more ethical approach. READ MORE

  5. The Screening Myth

    Anthony B. Miller

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