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The United States ranked first on health security; then came COVID-19. In place of technocratic hubris, we need robust new forms of democratic humility.

Sheila Jasanoff
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Aid can help to address global poverty. But we need field experiments—randomized controlled trials—to tell us which programs work.

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
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How to meet the security threat.

Jonathan Zittrain
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Progress in the world’s poorest region.

Edward Miguel
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The right of government to deport irregular migrants is not absolute. That right weakens as time passes and the migrants become members of society.

Joseph H. Carens
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If richer states provide security, the poorest can finally grow.

Paul Collier
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The truth about Obama’s victory wasn’t in the papers.

Andrew Gelman John Sides
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Counterinsurgency doesn’t make sense. It asks soldiers, concerned primarily with survival, to be Wyatt Earp and Mother Theresa.

Nir Rosen
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The market should deliver public benefits, and government can help ensure that the bounties of capitalism actually are shared for the good of wider society.

Eliot Spitzer
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Relationships between academic institutions and biotechnology companies create conflicts of interest that undermine the goals of academic medicine and harm the public.

Marcia Angell
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Stay-at-home mothering is bad for mothers, their kids, and women’s equality.

Nancy J. Hirschmann
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The framers intended Congress to be “dependent upon the People alone,” but the private funding of public campaigns has bred within Congress a conflicting dependency.

Lawrence Lessig
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Many development experts promote information and communication technology (ICT) as a way to relieve global poverty. They should pay more attention to the human beings who use it.

Kentaro Toyama