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Amartya Sen

Education, Gender, Kidnapping: Fight for the Right to Learn!

Michael Roth | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Three of the major factors in the basic oppression of women in the developing world are child labor, child marriage and gender-based violence. Getting girls into primary school and giving them the opportunity for secondary education are important tools for addressing these sources of vulnerability.

Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen And Joe Stiglitz Reject Embrace By Anti-Europe Populists

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

480504621 In the run up to the European parliamentary elections next month, anti-Europe populists, such as Marine Le Pen's National Front in France, have been fanning the nationalist flames by telling voters that two leading left-of center Nobel laureates in economics -- Amartya Sen and Joe Stiglitz -- oppose a more united Europe.

Keep The Baby And Get Rid Of The Bath Water: What India Can Learn From China

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

"Democracy may prevent famines in India, but China is better at investing in education and infrastructure." Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Pri...

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

'Where the Mind Is Without Fear...'

Austin Considine | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

When Indian economist Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998, he chose lines from a poem by the beloved Rabindranath Tagore to open his dinner speech. Christie's caught up with Sen, who shared his thoughts about Tagore and painter Nandalal Bose's legacies.

Human Security -- A New Response to Complex Threats

A View from the United Nations | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
A View from the United Nations

Today, millions of people face extreme insecurity as a result of conflicts and economic crises -- not only in acute conflicts like Syria but also in many lower-profile crises.

The Least Developed Country In The World?

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

Although Sub-Saharan Africa is home to the ten worst developed countries in the world, the region saw some of the most impressive development gains si...

Poverty Kills. Better Policy, Not Better Medicine, Is the Solution

Kristen Lewis | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Poverty kills. Addressing the underlying social and economic conditions that breed poverty and ill health -- in other words, better policy, not better medicine -- is the solution.

Why Include Interfaith Children In Interfaith Dialogue?

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith children, natural experts in this field, have not been officially welcomed, whether in high-level interfaith dialogue between religious institutions or in more local grassroots interfaith activism.

Measuring a Better Life

Kristen Lewis | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

It's no surprise that GDP is no longer the first place economists, policymakers, and individuals go to answer the question "how are people really doing?"

Which California Are You?

Kristen Lewis | Posted 07.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Kristen Lewis

Wouldn't it be great if an objective, fact-based tool existed to identify the most strategic levers for change -- to help keep California from losing its edge? Such a tool now exists.

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

Health Care Reform Passed, Now What?

Sarah Burd-Sharps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Burd-Sharps

In 1999, the government launched Healthy People 2010, an ambitious project to narrow the disparities in health outcomes for different groups. But it failed. Now that health care reform has passed, it's time for Healthy People 2020.

Amartya Sen: The Open India (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Amartya Sen, when I ask about this "Year of India," quips that the biggest change in the "new" India is in our non-Indian heads. Meaning: that common...

NYC Assignment Desk: Cover 'I'm With Coco,' Brooklyn Taco Experiment

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of the Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and received a...

Obama Goes to Oslo: The Quiz

Michael Kubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Kubin

What will President Obama say in his Nobel Peace Prize lecture? Eleven possible quibbles, questions and quotations: you decide.

7 Great Books By Economists

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's a major panel discussion going on today in Washington, D.C. called "The Next Stage," in which economists are coming together to discuss the pr...

Stiglitz, Amartya Sen: GDP A Poor Measure Of Growth

nytimes.com | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a provocative new study, a pair of Nobel prize-winning economists, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, urge the adoption of new assessment tools th...

The Beast Runs Free

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

True change will not come from altering how we regulate the financial sector -- at least not in statements of the sort Secretary Geithner issued this week.