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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, is a former chief economist of the World Bank (1997-2000), chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and co-chair of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices. He is a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation and was lead author of the 1995 IPCC Climate Assessment.

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    Brazil's Pioneering Solution to Vaccine Shortages

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, et al.

    A proposal for the World Trade Organization to waive intellectual-property rights on pandemic-related pharmaceuticals is still languishing, owing to opposition from rich countries whose companies are reaping monopoly profits. Fortunately, a public-health bill in Brazil points the way to a promising bottom-up solution.

    think the country’s lawmakers have the right idea about overriding corporate monopolies on vaccines.
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    The Virus Strikes Back

    As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its second anniversary, the emergence of the Omicron variant has prompted many to ask whether there will ever be a light at the end of the tunnel. And, given seemingly entrenched nationalism and vaccine misinformation, will the world cope any better with the next global health crisis?

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