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

ISBN-10: 0521685710
ISBN-13: 9780521685719
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Description: Edited by Bjrn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most serious problems, and what we can do to solve them. In  More...

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List price: $15.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Edited by Bjrn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most serious problems, and what we can do to solve them. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. This unique book 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 problem is introduced by a world-renowned expert who defines the scale of the issue and examines a range of policy options.

Evan Mawdsley is Professor of International History in the Department of History, University of Glasgow. His previous publications include The Russian Civil War (1983/2008), The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: The Central Committee and its Members, 1917-1991 (with Stephen White, 2000), The Stalin Years: The Soviet Union, 1929-1953 (2003) and Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 (2005).Bjirn Lomborg is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School. He is the author of the controversial bestseller, The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge, 2001), and was named as one of the most globally influential people by Time magazine in 2004.

Introduction: what should we do first? Bjorn Lomborg
Meeting the challenge of global warming
Communicable diseases Anne Mills and Sam Shillcutt; Opponent's views
The challenge of reducing the global incidence of civil war
Towards a new consensus for addressing the global challenge of the lack of education Lant Pritchett; Opponent's views
Financial instability; Opponent's views
The Challenge of poor governance and corruption
Opponent's views
Hunger and malnutrition
Population and migration
Opponent's
The water challenge Frank Rijsberman; Opponent's views
Subsidies and trade barriers Kym Anderson; Opponent's views

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