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How a Green New Deal Could Exploit Developing Countries

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò The Conversation
an engineer working at Soroti Power plant in the Soroti District of eastern Uganda I am concerned that the Green New Deal could exacerbate what scholars like sociologist Doreen Martinez call climate colonialism – the domination of less powerful countries and peoples through initiatives meant to slow the pace of global warming.

Africa – Realising The Promise of the Demographic Dividend

Graça Machel Pressenza
Africa’s children are generally healthier, live longer, are better schooled, and can aspire to a better life than those before. However, this modest progress cannot hide the challenge that remains. Hunger and lack of schools is still too common.

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

Andrew Jacobs, Matt Richtel New York Times
As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.

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Global Inequality

Dean Baker Huffington Post
This new book examines the relationship between those gains in living standard, which have produced a rising middle class, and the stagnating standards of living that have become characteristic of wealthy countries. Dean Baker takes a critical look at this important contribution to the inequality debate.
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