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Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg

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Bjørn Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. His books include The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, The Nobel Laureates' Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World, and, most recently, Prioritizing Development. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for his research on the smartest ways to help the world. 

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  1. Empty Gestures on Climate Change
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    Empty Gestures on Climate Change

    Dec 20, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says environmental activists who urge people to change their daily behavior trivialize the challenge of global warming.

  2. Humans Can Survive Underwater
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    Humans Can Survive Underwater

    Nov 21, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says alarming media stories about rising sea levels only encourage overly expensive climate policies.

  3. Why Family Planning Is a Smart Investment
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    Why Family Planning Is a Smart Investment

    Oct 21, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg urges governments and other donors to make universal access to contraception a much higher priority.

  4. How Climate Policies Hurt the Poor
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    How Climate Policies Hurt the Poor

    Sep 26, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg says governments should focus on reducing poverty rather than greenhouse-gas emissions.

  5. The Danger of Climate Doomsayers
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    The Danger of Climate Doomsayers

    Aug 19, 2019 Bjørn Lomborg argues that exaggerated fears of global warming will lead to misguided policies to tackle it.

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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.

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