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As a child, he was deeply affected by an encounter with famine victims. Now a Nobel prize winner, he has spent a lifetime fighting poverty with analysis rather than activism. Meet Amartya Sen, known in his native India as the Mother Teresa of economics.... posted on Dec 06 2002, 1,692 reads

 


A fairly typical middle-class American family of five uses resources at a rate that would require 4.8 planet Earths to sustain for all of the Earth's inhabitants. (Source: EarthDay)... posted on Dec 05 2002, 977 reads

 


1 in 5 children in the U.S. live at or below the poverty line, according to the Census Bureau. The U.S. child poverty rate is higher than that of most other industrialized nations.... posted on Dec 04 2002, 1,158 reads

 


If each commuting car carried just one more person, we'd save more than 18 million gallons of gasoline and keep more than 360 million pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere... every day. Source: DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction & Recycling... posted on Dec 03 2002, 944 reads

 


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You share your birthday with more than 16 million others in the world.... posted on Nov 30 2002, 919 reads

 


The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile national monument.... posted on Nov 29 2002, 2,056 reads

 


A one-day weather forecast requires about 10 billion math calculations.... posted on Nov 28 2002, 2,118 reads

 


The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported: "Across the country, major foundations are slashing their giving, because the stock market decline has sharply eroded their assets.” ... posted on Nov 27 2002, 1,319 reads

 

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