Five Reasons Why We Need a New Perspective on Consumption

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Towards Sustainable Consumption.” The concept of “sustainable consumption” comes from the straightforward insight about the limits of our ecology to sustain the Earth’s burgeoning population; as one African elder summarized the meaning of sustainable consumption: “Enough. For all. Forever.” What…

The New Bottom Billion: The Ethics of International Aid Cuts to the Poor in Middle-Income Countries

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Development Policies for the New Bottom Billion.” The image of a malnourished child somewhere in Africa no longer corresponds to the reality of poverty today. The world’s poor live in countries we travel to for vacation, to attend international sporting…