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How Many More World AIDS Days?

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Since its emergence in 1981, the global AIDS epidemic has taken around 36 million lives, and ravaged some of the world's most vulnerable communities. While the world has made significant progress over the past 15 years, obstacles to AIDS prevention – and eventually eradication – persist.

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  1. Four Ways to Beat HIV/AIDS
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    Four Ways to Beat HIV/AIDS

    Dec 1, 2017 Heather Bresch argues that an effective strategy must focus on increasing the availability of low-cost treatment.

  2. The Right to Health Is Universal
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    The Right to Health Is Universal

    Nov 29, 2017 Michel Sidibé & Dainius Puras explain what it will take to ensure that Sustainable Development Goal 3 is achieved by 2030.

  3. Donald Trump’s Little Women
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    Donald Trump’s Little Women

    Mar 8, 2017 Françoise Girard shows how the "global gag rule" undermines the health – and human rights – of women and girls.

  4. The End of AIDS
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    The End of AIDS

    Nov 29, 2016 Jeffrey D. Sachs shows how the global epidemic can be stopped for good, even in the poorest countries.

  5. The Measurement of Hope
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    The Measurement of Hope

    Feb 4, 2013 Bill Gates on the next 15 years of development assistance.

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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

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    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.

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