Thursday, November 27, 2014
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Screening Myth

    Anthony B. Miller
  5. The Inclusion Imperative

    Mahmoud Mohieldin

    The Inclusion Imperative

    &  show why the post-2015 development agenda must embrace marginalized groups.

    Disabled children Darfur UNAMID/Flickr

    In developing the post-2015 development agenda, world leaders must recognize that the progress that has been made in recent years has been uneven. In fact, the same groups – such as indigenous peoples, religious or sexual minorities, and the disabled – have consistently been excluded from progress and prosperity. READ MORE

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