John Eidson, writer, analyst for energy, climate change, government policies, retired electrical engineer, independent voter: Glenn Loury is an economist, academic, and author. In 1982, at the age of 33, he became the first black tenured Professor of Economics in the history of Harvard University. He is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University: The kids who have parents who are attendant to the nutrition of their child during the gestation period before they’re born, who read to the child while the child is in the crib, who insist that their child does their homework and monitors the kind of friends have and knows where they are at 10 o’clock on any given night—those kids have greater opportunity.
(Michael Shellenberger, John Tierney, WSJ) USofA - ‘Apocalypse Never’ Review: False Gods for Lost Souls23.Jun.2020
Michael Shellenberger, Environmental Progress: There is a recurring puzzle in the history of the environmental movement: Why do green activists keep promoting policies that are harmful not only to humans but also to the environment? Michael Shellenberger is determined to solve this problem, and he is singularly well qualified. Mr. Shellenberger wants to woo them to an alternative faith that he calls environmental humanism, which is committed to the “transcendent moral purpose of universal human flourishing and environmental progress.” It is something to be leader of a new faith.
Our World in Data, website with many kinds of data about the world: The chance of being born into extreme poverty has declined dramatically over the last 200 years. In 1820 there were just under 1.1 billion people in the world, of which the large majority lived in extreme poverty. Since around 1970, we are living in a world in which the number of non-poor people is rising, while the number of extremely poor people is falling. According to the estimates shown here there were 735 million people living in extreme poverty in 2015. On every day in the last 25 years there could have been a newspaper headline reading, “The number of people in extreme poverty fell by 128,000 since yesterday”. Unfortunately, the slow developments that entirely transform our world never make the news, and this is why we are working on this online publication.
Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: Government agencies and non-government pressure groups constantly use their money and power to keep millions of African, Asian and Latin American families from gaining access to modern energy, disease prevention and agricultural technologies – thereby perpetuating poverty, disease, malnutrition, blindness and death. Government agencies have been captured by neo-colonialist elements in their leadership and ranks, and among politicians who set their budgets and programs. The NGOs enjoy tax-exempt status and global prestige, because the human and environmental costs of their policies rarely receive more than superficial scrutiny by media, human rights or other “watchdogs.” Few of these NGOs would even exist without the wealthy foundations that finance them. Indeed, “philanthropic” foundation support for radical environmentalist groups and campaigns is one of the best kept secrets of modern society.