Libertarians and the Vaccine: Give Me Liberty and Give Them Death
Aug 9, 2021
If libertarians wish to maintain their self-centered fixation on their own freedoms without considering others, let them do so — in indefinite quarantine from the rest of us.
The Obscene Obstacles to Global Vaccine Distribution
Aug 2, 2021
Lori Wallach, of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Jayati Ghosh, economics professor at UMass Amherst, discuss how first world countries are protecting pharma companies’ exorbitant profits, at the expense of vaccinating people living in the Global South and thereby also endangering everyone in the world.
Kandeh Yumkella: COVID-19 Has Helped People Understand the Vital Connection Between Energy and Health.
Jun 22, 2021
Dr Kandeh Yumkella is a development economist, founder and CEO of The Energy Nexus Network (TENN), a regional hub for sustainable energy solutions and serves as a Member of Parliament in Sierra Leone. Previously Dr Yumkella served as Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and founding chief executive officer for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative (2013–2015). He also served as Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, 2005–2013), mobilising global consensus for SDG7 and 9. He is a member of the High-Level Group of the Africa-Europe Foundation, co-chair of the Africa Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Energy, and member of various international advisory bodies, boards, and commissions.
How the U.S. Lost National Healthcare
Jun 15, 2021
An excerpt from the just released book, The Outlier, by Kai Bird
Nobody is Safe if Someone is Unsafe
Jun 5, 2021 | 02:00
The world won’t emerge from the pandemic until the pandemic is controlled everywhere, and this is a special concern because of the new mutations that are likely to arise where the disease is running its course. So too, the world won’t have a robust economic recovery until at least most of the world is on the course to prosperity. Global growth is far more muted now than then, and inward-looking policies in some of the nations where growth has been restored have resulted in an increase in their trade surplus, attenuating the global impact of their recovery.
Values: Building a Better World For All
Jun 4, 2021 | 10:30
Our world is full of fault lines—growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the rise. These fundamental problems and others like them stem from a common crisis in values.
Global Commission on Economics Transformation at the CEPS Ideas LabConference
The pandemic and the economic crisis: A global agenda for urgent action
May 31, 2021
By Stefano Sannino Secretary-General, European External Action Service (EEAS), Jutta Urpilainen EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission, Rohinton P. Medhora President, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Andrew Michael Spence Nobel Laureate of Economics, Co-Chair, Commission on Global Economic Transformation, Jayati Ghosh Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Andrea Renda (moderator) Senior Research Fellow, Head of GRID Unit, CEPS
Restoring Public Good — Now and for the Future
May 5, 2021
Restoring faith in governance and public action is itself a public good that would prepare us for a whole myriad of challenges on the horizon
How Lifting Intellectual Property Restrictions Could Help World Vaccinate 60% of Population by 2022
Apr 29, 2021
As new coronavirus cases surge across India, calls are growing louder for wealthy countries to loosen intellectual property restrictions
New CDC Guidelines to Reopen Schools Could be Dangerous
Mar 19, 2021
School re-opening push based on outdated science is poorly timed in face of coronavirus resurgence
The Pandemic and the Economic Crisis: A Global Agenda for Urgent Action
INET’s Commission on Global Economic Transformation - Interim Report on the Global Response to the Pandemic
Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, OBE, Freetown City Council, Sierra Leone
Feb 22, 2021
“We’re building a data system, because you can’t really manage a city if you don’t know who’s there and what’s in it.”
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa
Feb 10, 2021
“Equitable COVID19 vaccine distribution is a very important issue of global solidarity”
Mass Producing Covid-19 Vaccine
Feb 9, 2021
Capacity, Scale, and Control
4 Charts Explain Why You Should Worry About the New U.K. Covid Strain
Jan 13, 2021
Expert warns that it could be a race against the clock as the fast-spreading B117 variant picks up steam in the U.S.