Scholar whose work helps the poor wins Nobel in economics

...economics Wednesday for his work on how famines unfold and how to take the poor into account...best-known work, the 1981 book "Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation...by a shortage of food. He wrote that famines sometimes result from distribution problems...

Work that Jesus came to begin is unfinished

At Christmas, I tend to want to avoid seeing or reading about famines and floods, hostages and the homeless, rape and incest and drug-related crimes. After all, it's a time for love and laughter...

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Christmas could use less sugar

During the Christmas season, I tend to want to avoid stories on subjects such as famines or floods, hostages and the homeless, rape and incest, and drug-related crimes. After all, the holiday season is a time...

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Be skeptical, but willing to change

...Carson envisioned a world devoid of birds due to pesticides in her landmark book Silent Spring. Paul Ehrlich predicted mass famines, and a U.S. life expectancy of 42 by 1980, in his bombshell The Population Bomb. Both hallmarks of the environmental...

The devil's gone through many incarnations

...pious books and bedtime tales. No corner or cranny of daily life escaped this "foul corrupter" who seduced women, caused famines and plagues, precipitated wars and led good men astray. He was always there, laying the seeds of destruction and waiting...

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Miraculous progress

...history is a guide, there is little to fear; in fact, there's a lot to be optimistic about. Yes, there have been wars, famines, genocide and natural disasters this century. But these awful events, as tragic as they were, didn't stop the 20th century...

Isolated obese populations help search for genetic influences

...That hypothesis suggested that in an environment prone to famines, hunter-gatherers would gain an advantage if their genes...with these "thrifty genes" would be more likely to survive famines, those genes would be passed on to modern-day descendants...

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Court can't prevent disastrous acts of God

...God is not mocked. He who controls the fires and floods and earthquakes and whirlwinds and tornadoes and pestilence and famines and diseases and terrorists and devils and the stars of heaven - he will have the last judgment and the last laugh. Get ready...

Handicapping the Future

...Earth could not sustain an ever-growing population, and that famines were inevitable. He failed to foresee improvements and efficiencies...five times as many people as in Malthus' time -- with fewer famines. More recently, warnings in the 1970s that oil prices would...

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End times?

...to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 For this we say unto you by the word of...

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