August 25, 2012
doctorswithoutborders:

Reblog to help us raise awareness of the plight of Sudanese refugees living in appalling conditions in camps in South Sudan. They are falling ill and dying at rates alarmingly above accepted international standards for emergencies.
Join us next week for a live webcast discussion on the refugee crisis in South Sudan, featuring recently returned emergency field staff. Wednesday, August 29, 8p ET. Register here.

doctorswithoutborders:

Reblog to help us raise awareness of the plight of Sudanese refugees living in appalling conditions in camps in South Sudan. They are falling ill and dying at rates alarmingly above accepted international standards for emergencies.

Join us next week for a live webcast discussion on the refugee crisis in South Sudan, featuring recently returned emergency field staff. Wednesday, August 29, 8p ET. Register here.

August 1, 2012
A Big Deal: Canada and Mexico join the Pacific Trade Pact

August 1, 2012
"Youth unemployment has reached crisis levels around the world, with almost 13 per cent of the global youth labor force out of work this year… But the problem has a unique flavor in the US, where the weak job market has collided with record levels of educational debt – about $25,000 for the average graduate. Together, they pose a threat to the future earning power of young Americans … and could have long-lasting effects on US growth. …"

— Shannon Bond, FT: Jobless Generation

July 31, 2012
"A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both."

— Happy 100th birthday, iconic economist Milton Friedman, author of Capitalism and Freedom. (via explore-blog)

(Source: explore-blog)

July 20, 2012
"Everything we mean by a free market depends on a functioning, sympathetic state—a state rooted not in selfish individualism but in a social sympathy so broadly articulated and institutionalized that every man is confident that he can make an honest deal with his fellow man."

— Adam Gopnik on Barack, Mitt, and Adam Smith: http://nyr.kr/Pdx6Eq (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

July 19, 2012
"The strenuous purposeful money-makers may carry all of us along with them into the lap of economic abundance. But it will be those peoples, who can keep alive, and cultivate into a fuller perfection, the art of life itself and do not sell themselves for the means of life, who will be able to enjoy the abundance when it comes."

Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren – in 1930, iconic economist John Maynard Keynes penned a hopeful vision for post-Occupy humanity (via explore-blog)

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July 12, 2012
theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, games.

theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, games.

July 12, 2012
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third

July 12, 2012
"A a Catholic I believe in this religion, there are amazing things about this religion, amazing moral teachings that I do believe in, but I also have to think about how we keep women alive. I believe in not letting women die."

— “Melinda Gates Takes on the Vatican”: http://nyr.kr/P18nX7 (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

February 2, 2012
Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

Increases in U.S. Food Aid increase incidence, onset, and duration of civil war.