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A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. AP Photo/John Locher

Six things to know about mass shootings in America

In the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
tentations. chat_44 / Flickr

Le côté obscur des marchés libres

Le marché a des côtés obscurs qui nous poussent à acheter des objets ou services mauvais pour nous. Mais n'est-ce pas au fond une des bases de l'économie de marché ? La réponse de deux prix Nobel.
There’s a reason they call them ‘impulse purchases.’ frankieleon/Flickr

The dark side of free markets

While free markets have delivered benefits, they also prey on our weaknesses, tempting us to buy things that are bad for us, be it sweet candy or sour investments.
Joan Roca de El Celler de Can Roca, “meilleur restaurant du monde”. VCrown/flickr

Consommation: un bon classement peut faire du mal

Palmarès des meilleurs restaurants du monde, classements en ligne des hôtels les plus appréciés… les consommateurs ont-ils toujours intérêt à utiliser ces éléments pour faire leurs choix. Pas sûr.
The gulf between the world’s poorest people and the rest of us is, if anything, widening despite global gains in lifting millions out of poverty. Wikimedia Commons/hris1johnson

Global progress on poverty is slowest for the poorest of the poor

Despite progress in lifting people above poverty lines around the world, the picture is bleaker for people at the very bottom of the ladder. They have largely missed out on the gains of recent decades.
Still no change. Voice of America

Why does Congress oppose gun laws backed by more than 90% of US citizens?

One year on from the Connecticut shootings and the “gun-control paradox” still reigns in US politics. In the wake of the murder of the 20 children and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the response…
The World Health Organisation is the undoubted leader in global health but faces a crisis of leadership. US Mission Geneva

Truth to power: reforming the World Health Organization

The World Health Organisation has a vital role to play in global health but 65 years after it came into being, it’s plagued by ossified structures that prevent it from exercising the flexibility it needs…

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