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23 Feb2018

The cost of domestic violence is astonishing

Published by The Washington Post

Mass shootings such as last week’s in Florida have prompted law enforcement and the media to look for patterns, and here’s one that has emerged: A disturbing number of perpetrators have previously been accused of domestic abuse. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control-advocacy group, analyzed FBI data on mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 and found that in 54 percent of cases, the victims included the shooter’s current or former spouse or intimate partner, or another family member — and 16 percent of attackers between 2009 and 2015 had previously been charged with domestic violence. Not every...

22 Feb2018

The Return of a Forgotten Killer

Published by Project Syndicate

Once, tuberculosis was one of the world’s greatest preoccupations. Consumption, as it was known, killed indiscriminately, claiming luminaries like Franz Kafka, John Keats, and US President James Monroe. In the last two centuries, TB has claimed more lives than any other disease: an unprecedented and unsurpassed death toll of one billion. Thanks to the advent of a vaccine and cheap drugs, TB kills very few people in the developed world nowadays. So it has quickly been forgotten in rich countries – thought of as a relic from the Victorian era.

18 Feb2018

Ongelijkheid moet onder controle gehouden worden, maar we mogen de vooruitgang niet negeren

Published by Knack

Ontwikkelingsorganisatie Oxfam trok internationaal veel aandacht met de bewering dat er sprake is van een wereldwijde ongelijkheidscrisis. Er bestaat nu echter meer gelijkheid dan in het grootste deel van de afgelopen honderd jaar, schrijft Bjorn Lomborg, directeur van het Copenhagen Consensus Center.

17 Feb2018

Oxfam y su falaz visión de la desigualdad

Published by Libre Mercado

Al tratar de concienciar al mundo sobre el lamentable estado de desigualdad imperante, la organización no gubernamental Oxfam ve solo algunos árboles mientras se pierde el bosque. Oxfam afirmó recientemente que existe una "crisis de desigualdad", pero ignoró por completo un punto importante: que la distribución del ingreso es hoy menos desigual en el mundo que en el siglo pasado.

6 Feb2018

Dicke Luft

Published by KfW

Wie lässt sich die Erderwärmung bekämpfen? Dr. Bjørn Lomborg, Autor von „Apocalypse No!”, und Dr. Jörg Zeuner, Chefvolkswirt der KfW Bankengruppe, diskutieren über den richtigen Umgang mit dem Klimawandel und eine effektive Entwicklungshilfe.

6 Feb2018

Celosvětová nerovnost v majetku a bohatství klesá

Published by Hospodarske noviny

Společnost Oxfam International, která bojuje proti chudobě, nedávno přitáhla značnou pozornost svým tvrzením, že začala celosvětová krize ve finanční a majetkové nerovnosti. Ale ve svém prohlášení vynechala docela důležitý bod, a to, že celosvětově je rozložení příjmů mnohem více vyvážené, než tomu bylo před 100 lety.

5 Feb2018

Trump's cuts to renewable energy put us on the ropes in the fight against climate change

Published by USA Today

News that the Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts to the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs has thus far generated less outrage than the White House’s abandonment of the Paris Climate Treaty, yet has the potential to be far more damaging to efforts to respond to climate change. According to documents obtained by the Washington Post, the White House is seeking to slash the budgets by 72% in fiscal year 2019, which would cut research in fuel efficient vehicles by 82%, bioenergy technologies by 82%, advanced manufacturing by 75%,...

2 Feb2018

Oxfam y una visión simplista de la desigualdad

Published by Los Tiempos

Al tratar de contarle al mundo sobre el lamentable estado de desigualdad imperante, la organización no gubernamental Oxfam ve solo algunos árboles mientras se pierde el bosque. Oxfam afirmó recientemente que existe una “crisis de desigualdad”, pero ignoró por completo un punto importante: que la distribución del ingreso es menos desigual en el mundo hoy, que en el siglo pasado.

1 Feb2018

Det mänskliga priset för dyrare el

Published by Svenska Dagbladet

När vi tänker på energifattigdom ser vi framför oss bristande belysning i världens sämst ställda länder där 1,1 miljarder människor fortfarande saknar el. Denna enorma utmaning, som kommer att tacklas på bred front när vi fortsätter att minska fattigdomen och hjälpa dem som saknar fast el att få kontakt med elnätet, drivs till stor del av fossila bränslen.

25 Jan2018

Planet-wide, inequality is plummeting

Published by The New York Post

Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming this week that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research shows that, mostly because of Asia’s incredible growth, global inequality has declined sharply for several decades, reducing so much that the world hasn’t been this equal for more than a century...

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