What to do about international migration


What to do about international migration By: Lykke E. Andersen Inequality is becoming an increasingly concerning issue and recently 176 countries agreed that one of the Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years should be to “reduce inequality within and among countries.” One of the specific targets associated with …

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Does Education Pay in Bolivia?

By: Lykke E. Andersen* Returns to education in Bolivia have been dropping steadily over the last 15 years, to the point that some researchers have argued that education no longer pays[i]. Nevertheless, a record number of young people are in school or university. Are they all wasting their time? In …

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The Many Dimensions of Inequality


By: Lykke E. Andersen* “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed” William Gibson The scale of inequality in this world is almost unfathomable. In 2013, the average inhabitant of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Qatar earned more in one day than what the average inhabitant of Malawi and …

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To eat meat or not to eat meat: that is the question


By Anna Sophia Doyle* I was browsing through one of my favorite environmental news and commentary sites (favorite as it’s both intelligent but also hilarious when reporting on very serious issues such as climate, food, energy, etc.) and came across a great article on whether eating meat could be eco-friendly. …

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Earth Overshoot Day – August 13th, 2015: So what?


By Susana del Granado * Let’s suppose a billionaire has given you 1 million US$ with the sole instruction that you live wisely from it. Thus, you decide to put all the money in the bank at the highest annual interest rate in the market (5%) and live only from …

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