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Lomborg's article in Slate: The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend

2011-01-14

The Best Dollar You Will Ever Spend Nobel laureates have figured out the eight investments that will help the planet most. No. 1: micronutrients. By Bjørn Lomborg Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 3:24 PM ET

On the eastern edge of Kolkata, India, Dulu Bibi, a 25-year-old mother of four, worries about the cost of treating her two sick boys. Her husband earns 80-90 rupees ($1.90) a day. The family's basic diet is low in the essential micronutrients that children need to thrive. Dulu's two sons, age 3 and 1, are weak and feverish, lack appetite, and cry a lot. "If I have to spend 150-200 rupees on medicine," she asks, "what will I eat and feed my children with?" (...) 

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