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Kent  Buse

Kent Buse

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Kent Buse is Director of the Healthier Societies Program at the George Institute for Global Health and Co-Director of Global Health 50/50.

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  1. Lipstick and COVID-19
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    Lipstick and COVID-19

    Jul 5, 2021 Sarah Hawkes & Kent Buse highlight the powerful influence of gender on unequal health outcomes during the pandemic.

  2. AIDS, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing
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    AIDS, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing

    Dec 11, 2017 Kent Buse & Laurel Sprague urge those fighting non-communicable diseases to emulate the strategy used by activists to contain HIV.

  3. Criminalizing Consent?
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    Criminalizing Consent?

    Oct 10, 2014 Sarah Hawkes & Kent Buse defend legalizing prostitution, provided that stringent conditions are met.

  4. The World Cup’s Sickening Message
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    The World Cup’s Sickening Message

    Jun 20, 2014 Kent Buse & Sarah Hawkes condemn companies' profit-driven promotion of unhealthy consumption habits.

  5. A Healthier Global Health Agenda
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    A Healthier Global Health Agenda

    Sep 19, 2013 Kent Buse & Sarah Hawkes on how special interests may derail the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Past policy failures and unmet populist promises represent an opportunity for progressive leaders. But to win power, they must articulate a coherent alternative economic-policy program, focusing not only on redistribution but also on wealth and value creation.

    offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Amid heated debates about the factors that led Russia to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it helps to distinguish between deep, intermediate, and immediate causes. But while each can matter in their own ways, war need not be considered inevitable even when they are all present.

    considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.
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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.

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