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Bill Gates, Founder and Technology Adviser of the Microsoft Corporation, is Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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  1. No Time to Waste
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    No Time to Waste

    Feb 17, 2021 Bill Gates interviewed by Connie Hedegaard about what needs to happen to mitigate the planet's climate crisis before it's too late.

  2. Promises to Keep in 2016
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    Promises to Keep in 2016

    Jan 20, 2016 Bill Gates & Melinda Gates set out the three main areas on which their foundation will focus its attention this year.

  3. The Polio Heroes
    Health workers in Africa administering polio vaccine UNICEF Ethiopia/Flickr

    The Polio Heroes

    Dec 17, 2015 Bill Gates praises the brave health workers and generous supporters who have nearly eradicated the disease.

  4. Who Will Suffer Most from Climate Change?
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    Who Will Suffer Most from Climate Change?

    Sep 1, 2015 Bill Gates proposes adaptation measures for those who will suffer most from hotter temperatures.

  5. Why Jeffrey Sachs Matters
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    Why Jeffrey Sachs Matters

    May 21, 2014 Bill Gates explains why the Millennium Villages Project, though a failure, was worth the risk.

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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.
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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.
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    Eco-Economic Development

    David Malpass sees declining fish stocks as a case study of why nature must be central to countries’ growth models.
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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
  9. zhang58_Kevin FrayerGetty Images_china elite Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.

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