1. Although the world’s forty-eight, UN-designated “Least Developed Countries” (LDCs) account for less than 1% of the emissions that are responsible for climate change, they suffer more than 34% of the world’s deaths linked to climate change. In other words, the twelve percent of the world’s population that lives in these countries is three times more likely to die because of climate-change-related flood, disease and famine than are people in the rest of the world. Those least responsible for the problem suffer from it the most.

    Help balance this imbalance: climateparadox.com

    Read an open letter from the lead organizer of the LDC group in The Guardian: guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/nov/08/obama-climate-change-poorest-countries

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  2. Mark Kleiman offers a policy proposal for reducing drug-related violence in the US and Mexico: refocus enforcement based on relative levels of violence and start a "race-to-the-bottom" among cartels in rates of violence.

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  3. Romano Prodi, former PM of Italy and former President of the European Commission, explains the three measures needed to protect the Euro from international speculation.

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  4. Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, stresses the importance of meritocratic education and progressive taxation in preventing inequality in developing countries.

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  5. Brown University Professor Elias Muhanna is watching the culture war taking place in Syria alongside the physical war. He says it's healthy.

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