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Why We ALL Need to Care About 'Failed Health States'

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 1:24 PM

When Ebola arrived on our shores last fall, an obvious truth stared us in the face. In our increasingly interconnected world, disease cannot be controlled by passports. A global health crisis anywhere in the world can pose a humanitarian, economic and security threat everywhere in the world.

At the...

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Un capitalisme éthique? Ça vaut la peine d'essayer

(41) Comments | Posted February 1, 2014 | 7:55 AM

Après la crise financière de 2008, le mot "capitalisme" ressemblait à un gros mot. Il est facile de comprendre pourquoi. Cette manière de penser court terme et profit personnel, qui a mené à la crise et à la récession qui s'en est suivie, a également allongé la longue liste des...

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¿Capitalismo ético? Vale la pena darle una oportunidad

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 11:18 AM

Después de la crisis financiera de 2008, muchas personas utilizan la palabra capitalismo como un término despectivo.

Entendemos por qué lo hacen. La mentalidad cortoplacista e interesada que nos condujo a la crisis y a la subsiguiente recesión también ha conllevado una larga lista de tragedias humanas: miles de trabajadores...

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Il Capitalismo etico? Vale la pena provare

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 10:46 AM

In seguito alla crisi finanziaria del 2008, il termine "capitalismo" è stato usato da molti come fosse una parola sconcia.

Il motivo è comprensibile. La corrente di pensiero orientata al breve termine e al mero interesse personale, che ha contribuito alla crisi e alla conseguente recessione, ha anche alimentato una...

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Ethischer Kapitalismus? Einen Versuch wert

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 7:27 AM

In Folge der Finanzkrise von 2008 begannen viele, das Wort „Kapitalismus" wie ein Schimpfwort zu verwenden.

Das können wir nachvollziehen. Das kurzfristige, rein eigennützige Denken, das zur Krise und der nachfolgenden Rezession beitrug, hat auch an einer langen Liste menschlicher Tragödien mitgewirkt. Tausende beim Einsturz unregulierter Fabriken getötete Arbeiter; eine...

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Ethical Capitalism? It's Worth a Try

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Following the financial crisis of 2008, many voices used "capitalism" as if it were a dirty word.

We can understand why. The short-term, purely self-interested thinking that contributed to the crisis and subsequent recession has also contributed to a long list of human tragedies: Thousands of workers killed when...

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The Global Supply Chain: Our Economy, Security and Health Depends on It

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 9:29 AM

Political unrest erupts in a volatile region, threatening by some estimates more than half the world's production of medical and dental hand instruments. A typhoon strikes in Southeast Asia, and suddenly the world cannot get the latex gloves essential for surgery. A pandemic causes demand to spike for health care...

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Treating a World Without Antibiotics?

(34) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 9:15 AM

Doctors in India have reported recent cases of what the medical world calls "Totally Drug Resistant" tuberculosis. In other words, none of the antibiotics we have today are effective in treating this particular strain of TB. What happens next is far from clear.

We shouldn't be surprised. Resistance to...

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