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Learning from Bill Gates
Published by Project Syndicate
Everyone – from elected officials and bureaucrats to voters and taxpayers – can learn from the world’s largest charitable foundation about effective development spending. And these lessons are particularly relevant at a time when 56% of Europeans believe their governments should focus solely on domestic issues and let recipient countries deal with problems as best they can (opposition to aid is even higher in France, Poland, Italy, Hungary, and Greece).
Maailmasta on tullut aiempaa tasa-arvoisempi
Published by Helsingin Sanomat
NYKYISIN on vallalla virheellinen käsitys, jonka mukaan eriarvoisuus lisääntyy vääjäämättä. Kansalaisjärjestö Oxfam ruokki tätä väärinkäsitystä tammikuussa julkistetussa raportissaan väittämällä, että kahdeksalla maailman varakkaimmalla ihmisellä on yhtä paljon omaisuutta kuin puolella koko maailman väestöstä.
Oxfam mittaa nettovarallisuutta, ei tuloja. Järjestön laskelmiin sisältyy niin sanottu negatiivinen omaisuus, kuten opintolaina ja asunto-omaisuuteen sidottu pääoma.
Aplicar a geoengenharia às mudanças climáticas
Published by Negócios
Mesmo os activistas do clima cada vez mais reconhecem que a retórica sobre o acordo mundial para reduzir as emissões dos gases de efeito de estufa, concluído em Paris há um ano, não vai ao encontro das actuais promessas que dizem respeito às temperaturas. Isto deveria levar-nos a pensar em soluções alternativas e inteligentes. Mas tal alternativa, a geoengenharia, é uma solução que muitas pessoas recusam.
Bjørn Lomborg: Oxfam har fel om ojämlikheten
Published by Svenska Dagbladet
Kronik: Trump knuser vores bedste håb om at nedbringe fattigdommen
Published by Borsen
A ‘Green Leap Forward’ in China? What a Load of Biomass
Published by Wall Street Journal
Excitement crackled through the environmental movement when China’s National Energy Administration announced last month that the country will spend at least $360 billion on green energy through 2020. Green elites are now toasting the communist country: While President Trump threatens to end costly climate policies, Chinese President Xi Jinping promises his nation will continue to fight climate change.
Funding Wind and Solar Energy Is Inefficient
Published by The Huffington Post
We constantly hear how solar and wind energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels. A few months ago, Bloomberg Business declared that “wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies.”
If renewable energy is cheaper than dirty fossil fuels, why isn’t everyone adopting them? Are we so irrationally addicted to polluting energy sources that we won’t even embrace cheaper and cleaner alternatives?
The tragedy of killing TPP
Published by Boston Globe
With a stroke of the pen, President Trump has eliminated one of the most significant poverty-reduction measures that would have been enacted this decade.
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership took half a decade and covered 40 percent of the world’s economy. While the agreement was already on death row thanks to a lack of support from Congress, President Trump’s executive order withdrawing US involvement sends a clarion signal about his administration’s outlook on trade.