Tag Archives: Southern Hemisphere Countries

The “Third World”

The “First World” of capitalism, the “Second World” of communism, the “Third World” of countries emerging from the imperialism of the first two worlds.  Experts and the general public quibble about terms, and “Third World” leaves much to be desired, … Continue reading

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Amartya Sen: Fear, Fact, and Freedom

On September 22, 1994, the venerable New York Review of Books published economist Amartya Sen’s essay “Population: Delusion and Reality,” his response to the long history of worries about over-population, from Malthus to Paul Ehrlich (The Population Bomb) to Garrett … Continue reading

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