October 23, 2021
  • October 23, 2021

Financial Risk

Hospitals are selling treasure troves of medical data — what could go wrong?

by on June 23, 2021 0

Healthcare organizations and hospitals in the United States all sit on treasure troves: a stockpile of patient health data stored as electronic medical records. Those files show what people are sick with, how they were treated, and what happened next. Taken together, they’re hugely valuable resources for medical discovery. Because of certain provisions of...

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France is in the midst of a poverty crisis

by on June 16, 2021 0

What impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on poverty? Nicolas Duvoux presents findings from a major report on the impact of the virus in France. He writes that there is clear evidence the pandemic has accelerated levels of inequality in the country. In January, French Prime Minister Jean Castex commissioned a report on the...

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Reinterpreting Risk Premiums to Finance the Green New Deal and the Fight Against COVID-19*

by on June 15, 2021 0

By Oliver Pahnecke, PhD candidate, Middlesex University, London and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Former (2014-2020) United Nations Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights       Risky borrowers pay more for the same loans than low-risk clients due to risk-weighted interest rates that are based on the absence or quality of collateral. This approach...

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