#Coronavirus

The Neglected Water and Sanitation Crisis

2020 Sep 18

As we all know now, hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus that causes COVID-19. Yet three billion people...

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Can Lebanon’s Fires Be Put Out?

2020 Sep 05

The blasts that ripped through Beirut’s historic port could hardly have come at a worse time, as the city struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis...

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How Strong Infrastructure Governance Can End Waste in Public Investment

2020 Sep 05

Countries waste on average about 1/3 of their infrastructure spending due to inefficiencies.

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A Healthy Improvement on GDP

2020 Aug 25

Many of the failures of GDP as a measure of economic performance are well known. Policymakers in search of an alternative should recognize the far-reaching power of healthy life expectancy as a measure

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The Robot Question

2020 Aug 12

Although robots that can perform human labor will put downward pressure on wages in the short term, they also will increase the rate of profit, encouraging more investment and a recovery in the wage rate....

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COVID Coin?

2020 Aug 08

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the long-term shift away from cash, and monetary authorities risk falling behind. A recent report from the G30 argues that if central banks want to shape the outcome, they need to start thinking fast.

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It is time to reform the management of the hajj

2020 Jul 29

This year, however, the hajj has become another casualty of COVID-19. Last month, Saudi Arabia banned the hajj for international visitors, drastically reducing the number of people able to perform the sacred ritual.

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The people with hidden immunity against Covid-19

2020 Jul 29

While the latest research suggests that antibodies against Covid-19 could be lost in just three months, a new hope has appeared on the horizon: the enigmatic T cell.

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A Better Globalization

2020 Jul 23

Globalization has given rise to legitimate frustrations and concerns, which can’t be assuaged simply by recalling the enormous benefits it has brought.

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The Fastest Way Out of the Pandemic

2020 Jul 21

During the 2009 swine flu pandemic, a few countries cornered the vaccine market, leaving the vast majority of the global population with no vaccine at all until the outbreak was effectively over.

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What makes people stop caring?

2020 Jul 21

The death of an individual can have a powerful effect on our emotions, but as numbers rise so does our indifference. Why?

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ISIS Seeks New Paths for its Targets

2020 Jul 20

ISIS is looking for new paths to takeover new areas. Yet, this time is over the internet to brainwash new minds and execute new plans.

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