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The Soil-Poverty Nexus

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Soil is fundamental to life on earth, and yet, degraded soil quality is threatening agricultural productivity around the world, particularly in Africa. University of Illinois soil scientist Esther Ngumbi says one of the best ways to reduce poverty and improve agricultural productivity is to empower the bacteria under our feet.

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    Putin’s Meaningless Coup

    Sergei Guriev

    The message of Vladimir Putin’s call in his recent state-of-the-nation speech for a constitutional overhaul is not that the Russian regime is going to be transformed; it isn’t. Rather, the message is that Putin knows his regime is on the wrong side of history – and he is dead set on keeping it there.

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