The U.S. Should Quit China’s Solar Industry and Start Its Own

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COP 27, the global climate conference, wrapped up in Egypt without any major breakthroughs, but it yielded a clear picture of how far rich industrial countries like the United States are from meeting their own climate promises.

World Cup Abuses Led Qatar to Change Labor Laws, But More Protection Is Needed

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Ending worker-paid recruitment, which in most of the rest of the world is treated as a cost of doing business borne by employers, is long overdue. More than a million migrant construction workers, mostly young men from destitute communities…

Doing Away With Cash Bail

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The United States is notorious for having the highest incarceration rates in the world—810 federal, state, and local prisoners for every 100,000 adults, according to one recent study.

Workers Worldwide Just Got Some Good News

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In what has been called the “biggest moment for workers’ rights in a quarter of a century,” the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a safe and healthy work environment as one of its five fundamental principles and rights at work for all at its June 2022 international conference.

Law Designed to Protect Uyghurs Restricts Products from Xinjiang

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A new law that bans the import of goods produced with forced labor in the Xinjiang, China, presumes that goods manufactured there or that include raw materials from that region deploy forced labor for members of the Uyghur community.

Breaking the Fever: It Takes Two to Tango: In the Life of Oligarchs with Elisabeth Schimpfössl

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In this episode of our Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Elisabeth Schimpfössl about the targeting of Russian oligarchs with economic sanctions and other restrictive measures.

YouTube Amplifies Misinformation and Hatred, But Here’s What We Can Do About It

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The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol is rightly focused on the actions of former President Trump and those around him.

Is Donated Blood a Gift or a Commodity?

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An anthropologist dives into the morally fraught blood and plasma industry and what it reveals about human societies—the good, the bad, and the gory.

What Kenya’s Killer Cops Reveal About Police Culture

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Anthropologists studying police violence in Nairobi are uncovering systemic problems that shed light on brutal law enforcement tactics around the world.

6 Ways to Make Electric Car Subsidies More Effective

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Electric vehicle subsidies need a radical overhaul to get gas-guzzlers off the road and meet climate targets.