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Nov 03, 2008
Given the high-stakes now attached to agriculture in the form of both food inflation and global warming, China’s evolving agricultural policy will prove to be as crucial to the globe as America’s broken system has been over the last 25 years.
Jun 04, 2008
Roughly three weeks after the cyclone and earthquake, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University estimated that donations from Americans totaled less than $60 million, compared with more than $200 million given in the week after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Drawing valid conclusions about the cause behind these wildly disparate totals is difficult, but two main forces seem to be at play: where the disasters occurred and the American economic slowdown.
Mar 14, 2008
Experts in a variety of fields passionately debate how to combat illicit trade in everything from drugs to endangered species to, worst of all, people. There are rational, credible arguments for both criminalizing and aggressively prosecuting those engaged in illicit trade and for legalizing and regulating the trade.
Jun 25, 2007
While poverty is certainly one of the main factors driving the persistence of slavery it is by no means the only one. In fact, while India and China have succeeded spectacularly at reducing poverty, slavery persists and is quite possibly growing. At root is a tolerance for slavery, whether from corrupt government officials, cultural apologists or passive business partners.
Mar 28, 2007
The World Health Organization has announced that worldwide tuberculosis cases as a percentage of the population held steady in 2006. Yet more cases of tuberculosis are identified as extensively drug-resistent (XDR-TB).
Jan 24, 2007
More than 200 million Chinese from rural areas are migrating to cities in search of work, often leaving their children behind. While this move toward the city seems inexorable, some creative people are thinking up ways to present the rural poor with alternatives.