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Saving The World With Reason

2011-08-30

Interview with Bjørn Lomborg

2011 August, in Forbes Insider

What was your inspiration behind the Copenhagen Consensus?

Fundamentally, I feel we all want to do good in the world, but clearly we don’t spend a whole lot of money on doing good. One salient fact related to this point is that you can actually save an average African life for about $63 dollars a year. That’s less than what most of us probably spend on a pair of jeans! So I simply set out to ask, “If we don’t do everything we can to fix all of the world’s ills, shouldn’t we at least start talking about where we can do the most good first?”

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