Ebola Should Have Never Left Africa – Warwick J. McKibbin writes: “The failure of response to the Ebola outbreak of 2014 is a timely reminder of what needs to be done in the global community to better co-ordinate global health policy.”
It’s complicated – Human ingenuity has created a world that the mind cannot master. Have we finally reached our limits?
A starling, one of the common European bird species found to be in decline in a new study. Credit: Tomas Belka, birdphoto.eu
How marijuana will fare on election day – “Voters in four states will decide how the next chapter of marijuana reform will be written. If several of the measures pass, it will likely build momentum for a growing public consensus on legalization. On the other hand, if all or most of the measures fail, legalization proponents may need to take a step back and reassess their strategies for legalization efforts already planned for a number of states in 2016.”
The outlook: Prolonged low growth or another crisis – Contrary to widely held beliefs, the world has not yet begun to ‘delever’ and the global debt-to-GDP is still growing. Growth and inflation are also dangerously low. This Vox Talk discusses the findings and policy recommendations of the 16th Geneva Report. It argues that much more can and should be done to improve resilience to debt shocks and discourage excessive debt accumulation.