It’s Time to Make India’s Education Good Enough for All

July 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has detrimentally impacted education systems worldwide. Of the 1.2 billion children that the coronavirus has thrown out of classrooms, at least one-third have no access to remote learning and hence no access to education. The UN estimates that 24 million children will not...

Pandemic Family Life: The Struggles Behind Closed Doors
May 14, 2021

Pandemic Family Life: The Struggles Behind Closed Doors

Big Pharma’s Big Free Lunch
May 10, 2021

Big Pharma’s Big Free Lunch

After Long Wavering, a Waiver
May 07, 2021

After Long Wavering, a Waiver

For a Few Billion Dollars More

For a Few Billion Dollars More

May 05, 2021

The Guardian’s wealth correspondent, Rupert Neate, is an unrelenting fan of philanthropist Bill Gates. On April 11, he effusively praised the fact that “billionaires — including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey — have committed huge amounts of their money to...

The Road to Yemen’s Starvation

The Road to Yemen’s Starvation

May 04, 2021

Yemen’s food crisis is not different in its nature from other regions of the Arab world and the agrarian south more broadly. However, it is a severe case, hence the warning issued a year ago by the United Nations that Yemen, along with other countries, faces the imminent threat of famines of...

Will Big Pharma Continue to Own the World’s Health?

Will Big Pharma Continue to Own the World’s Health?

April 28, 2021

The news from India concerning the ravages of COVID-19 is now beyond alarming. New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman describes a nation stricken by “the fear of living amid a disease spreading at such scale and speed.” In what sounds like the screenplay of a sci-fi catastrophe film,...

Is Bill Gates a Danger to Humanity?

Is Bill Gates a Danger to Humanity?

April 20, 2021

Bill Gates had his first extended moment in history at the end of the 20th century. He regularly appeared as the richest, but also the nerdiest, man on earth. His rarely eclipsed top ranking lasted for at least two decades. Perhaps bored by the idea of holding wealth, he eventually decided to...

Bill Gates and the Zero-Sum Vaccination Game

Bill Gates and the Zero-Sum Vaccination Game

April 19, 2021

The debate is raging once again about the true origin of COVID-19. Was it zoonotic, originating in a bat cave and then infecting exotic meat in Wuhan’s wet market as the majority of scientists claimed throughout 2020? At the approach of the November election, US President Donald Trump preferred...

Violence Against Women in Mexico Rises

Violence Against Women in Mexico Rises

March 09, 2021

Home is not a safe space for many women around the world and coronavirus-era quarantines and lockdowns have increased the risk of gender-based violence. In Mexico, statistics reflect this reality and women additionally face the rising risk of becoming targets amid violent drug crime and the...

Women Become Collateral Damage in COVID-19 Pandemic

Women Become Collateral Damage in COVID-19 Pandemic

December 01, 2020

Mao Zedong once stated that “Women hold up half the sky.” This has been particularly true over the past months with COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe. In fact, it is legitimate to claim that during the pandemic, women have held up significantly more than their share of the sky. Anyone...

Inequality Is a Barrier to Peace in Colombia

Inequality Is a Barrier to Peace in Colombia

November 30, 2020

Cartagena’s city center is a vibrant and colorful area full of international visitors. However, the outskirts paint a different story. Here, the invasiones, the shanty towns that surround the main city, are ridden with poverty. The effects of inequality stem beyond economic concerns as...

“Human Work” Is the Key to Ending Income Inequality

“Human Work” Is the Key to Ending Income Inequality

November 23, 2020

A new report from the International Monetary Fund says that COVID-19 will increase income inequality in emerging markets and developing countries, “further widening the gap between rich and poor” and increasing the urgency for “investment in retraining and reskilling programs can...

Zambia Is The Economist’s Damsel in Distress

Zambia Is The Economist’s Damsel in Distress

November 18, 2020

For nearly two centuries, The Economist has been sitting in the saddle upon its high horse in London with an unfettered view across what was once the British Empire. This has enabled it to offer a clear-sighted, objective analysis of the world’s problems through the lens of its unassailable...

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