How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place (häftad)
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2Rev ed
Cambridge University Press
Lomborg, Bjorn (ed.)
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How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place (häftad)

How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place

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In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to acheive the greatest good with our money. This concise volume provides a rich set of dialogs examining ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: climate change, the spread of communicable diseases, conflicts and arms proliferation, access to education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, migration, sanitation and access to clean water, and subsidies and trade barriers. Each issue is introduced by a world renowned expert who defines the scale of the problem and examines a range of policy options. Shorter pieces offer alternative positions. Three Noble Laureates are included.
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Bjorn Lomborg is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School and the director of the Danish Environmental Assessment Institute. He is also the author of the controversial bestseller, The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge, 2001).


Introduction: what should we do first? Bjorn Lomborg; 1. Meeting the challenge of global warming William R. Cline; Opponents' views Robert Mendelsohn and Alan S. Manne; 2. Communicable diseases Anne Mills and Sam Shillcutt; Opponents' views David B. Evans and Jacques van der Gaag; 3. The challenge of reducing the global incidence of civil war Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler; Opponents' views Michael D. Intriligator and Tony Addison; 4. Towards a new consensus for addressing the global challenge of the lack of education Lant Pritchett; Opponents' views T. Paul Schultz and Ludger Wosmann; 5. The challenge of poor governance and corruption Susan Rose-Ackerman; Opponent's views Jens Christopher Andvig and Jean Cartier-Bresson; 6. Hunger and malnutrition Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman and John Hoddinott; Opponent's views Peter Svedberg and Simon Appleton; 7. Population and migration Philip Martin; Opponent's views Mark Rosenzweig and Roger Bohning; 8. The water challenge Frank Rijsberman; Opponent's views John J. Boland and Henry Vaux, Jr.; 9. Subsidies and trade barriers Kym Anderson; Opponent's views Jan Pronk and Arvind Panagariya.