A new study has found that aid channeled into vaccination has had a significant effect on improving childhood vaccination rates in the poorest countries.Read the full post »
Jackie Ashley is good in the Guardian today:
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To be a liberal does not mean shrugging your shoulders at those who loathe you and hoping that somehow everyone will get on. A world divided between Christian bible-belt fundamentalists, powered by
We went to see Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour on Saturday, live here on Berkeley in the Zellerbach Hall.
Youssou N’Dour became well-known outside Senegal after his collaboration with Peter Gabriel, formerly of Genesis, in the mid 1980s. He had popular … Go to www.owen.org to read the restRead the full post »
Norman Geras of Normblog interviews a different blogger each week. I find these a fascinating insight into the many bloggers whose virtual company I enjoy. These are people with whom I debate, listen, learn, laugh, bicker, celebrate and mourn. And … Go to www.owen.org to read the restRead the full post »
Splendid contribution from Chris at Stumbling and Mumbling, who asks what a coherent set of left-wing economic policies would look like.
- Macro markets to enable workers to insure against falling demand.
- A citizens basic income.
- Asset redistribution,
Regular readers will recall that I occasionally take Tim Worstall to task for some of his opinions about development, especially his articles at TechCentralStation. For example, I disagreed with him on the role of the supply side in development). … Go to www.owen.org to read the restRead the full post »
Kudos to Gordon Brown for getting the new International Finance Facility for Immunization off the ground. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective (and least corruptible) ways to save lives in developing countries.Read the full post »
A study in The Lancet (free registration required) measures the success of a partnership to reduce measles in Africa, the Measles Initiative, started in 2001. Initial partners were the American Red Cross, the WHO, the US Centers for Disease Control … Go to www.owen.org to read the restRead the full post »