Subsidies in Venezuela: When gasoline costs less than water, you know its pricing just ain't right


Bjorn Lomborg

End fossil fuel subsidies

Venezuela recently increased the price of gas 60-fold. But subsidies still costs the state almost $30 billion. This would be much better spent on smarter priorities such as health, food and education. 
The Boston Globe article was also published throughout Latin America, e.g. in Venezuela (El Universal), Chile (La Tercera) and Argentina (InfoBAE).

Are electric cars really green?

Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars?
Watched by 700,000+, this new video produced with PragerU shows how environmentally friendly electric cars really are.

When is fighting corruption worth it?

Some $1 trillion was lost to corruption last year. But typically we don't know how to fix poor governance.
However, some solutions can work. Providing legal identity for all could be a worthwhile target in the fight against corruption, laying the ground for an emerging administrative competence in many countries.
Read Bjorn Lomborg's column for Project Syndicate in five languages. It was published by newspapers around the world, including Philippine Daily Inquirer, Addis Fortune (Ethiopia) and Los Tiempos (Bolivia).

The Paris climate deal won’t even dent global warming

The Paris climate agreement was praised as a diplomatic triumph by climate campaigners in December. Instead, it's a PR coup. In New York Post Lomborg shows how little the treaty will do to reduce actual temperature rises.

Why Zika and Ebola are not the world’s biggest problems

Bjorn Lomborg recently discussed the results of the Post-2015 Consensus with Saudi Gazette. While Zika and Ebola get a lot of news, the 19 recommendations made by the Copenhagen Consensus Center's Nobel Laureate Eminent Panel can be seen as “a shopping list for people and organizations that want to do the most good,” he told the interviewer.

More global articles:

Die globale Ungleichheit sinkt
Frankurter Algemeine Zeitung (Germany) paywalled

Bensinprisen økte med 6000 prosent - men er fortsatt for billig
Aftenposten (Norway)

Combustible subsidiado: un lujo que los pobres no pueden permitirse
Milenio (Mexico)

More interviews:

Cap &Trade carbon trading
Radio 640 Toronto (Canada)

Bajar emisiones es algo casi simbólico a un costo muy alto
La Tercera (Chile)

International Women's Day

Australia's foreign minister explains why women are one of the world's most important assets, quoting Copenhagen Consensus research.
Vogue (Australia)

Lomborg's recommended links

Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer Than Was John D. Rockefeller in 1916

Help 1.3 billion people escape energy poverty

Is it time to rethink recycling?
Milenio (Mexico)

About Bjorn Lomborg and the Copenhagen Consensus 

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world, and has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 public intellectuals.

He is the author of several best-selling books, an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including seven Nobel Laureates. 
His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s "Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks".

Lomborg is frequent commentator in print and broadcast media, for outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, CNN, FOX, and the BBC. His monthly column is published in 19 languages, in 30+ newspapers with more than 30 million readers globally.
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