Author Archives: methodlogical

Being Big Becoming a Bigger Problem

This week Lancet published a model reviewing changes in average BMI from 1980 to 2008. Unsurprisingly, the model found that people have gotten bigger. Given that the data was from 199 countries, the trend was seen in rich and poor … Continue reading

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Global Fund Rebutall

An interesting editorial in the Washington Post by Michael Gerson responds to the criticism the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has been receiving recently. As mentioned on this blog, corruption and misuse of funds has led Germany … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Ivory Coast

With all the media attention surrounding the political uprisings and regime changes in Tunisia and Egypt, the media seems to have forgotten about the political power struggle in the Ivory Coast, where former president Laurent Gbagbo is attempting to cling … Continue reading

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King Wolfowitz’s Ghost

Paul Wolfowitz’s turbulent tenure as World Bank president was marked by an aggressive anti-corruption agenda. Apparently, Germany is also disturbed by apparent corruption.  The BBC is reporting that Germany is suspending its contributions to the Global Fund citing misuse and … Continue reading

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Pay the Poor

The Bangladeshi city of Chittagong has come up with an interesting way of getting rid of beggars: Paying them.  Read the full article from the BBC here.

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Can Satire Be True?

From our good friends at The Onion Gap Between Rich And Poor Named 8th Wonder Of The World PARIS—At a press conference Tuesday, the World Heritage Committee officially recognized the Gap Between Rich and Poor as the “Eighth Wonder of … Continue reading

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The Other Middle Class

Foreign aid is a tricky thing. While it can often be a shining example of humanitarianism and compassion, it can also smack of real politik; who gives to whom, how much, and when is often more a reflection of geopolitical … Continue reading

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