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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Writing for PS since 2002
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Shashi Tharoor, a former UN under-secretary-general and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, is an MP for the Indian National Congress. He is the author of Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century.

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    When Vaccination Is a “Crime”

    Peter Singer

    Hasan Gokal, the medical director of the Harris County, Texas COVID-19 response team, refused to let a vial of vaccine expire and sought out eligible recipients before the doses would have to be discarded. For his sound ethical reasoning, he was fired and faces criminal prosecution. 

    examines the case of Hasan Gokal, a Texas doctor who was fired and faces prosecution for not wasting doses.
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    Build Back Equal

    María Fernanda Espinosa

    Creating an economy that works for everyone is not just a matter of empowering those who have been “left behind” by globalization. Instead, it requires a comprehensive and critical assessment of the systemic forces that are fueling inequality. 

    highlights the limitations of policies aimed at helping those who were “left behind” by globalization.

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