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Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg

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Bjørn Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. His books include The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, The Nobel Laureates' Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World, and, most recently, Prioritizing Development. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for his research on the smartest ways to help the world. 

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  1. Empty Gestures on Climate Change
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    Empty Gestures on Climate Change

    Dec 20, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says environmental activists who urge people to change their daily behavior trivialize the challenge of global warming.

  2. Humans Can Survive Underwater
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    Humans Can Survive Underwater

    Nov 21, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says alarming media stories about rising sea levels only encourage overly expensive climate policies.

  3. Why Family Planning Is a Smart Investment
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    Why Family Planning Is a Smart Investment

    Oct 21, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg urges governments and other donors to make universal access to contraception a much higher priority.

  4. How Climate Policies Hurt the Poor
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    How Climate Policies Hurt the Poor

    Sep 26, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says governments should focus on reducing poverty rather than greenhouse-gas emissions.

  5. The Danger of Climate Doomsayers
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    The Danger of Climate Doomsayers

    Aug 19, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg argues that exaggerated fears of global warming will lead to misguided policies to tackle it.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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