Britain’s National Health Service far outperforms America’s health care system — for far less money — at keeping H.I.V. patients healthy.
In the United States, pharmaceutical companies have built a system which supports high costs for H.I.V. drugs. But that may be starting to change.
U.S.A.I.D., the American foreign aid agency, is conducting a trial that measures the impact when poor people abroad are simply given money with which to decide what’s best for themselves.
Innovative approaches to helping low-wage earners get better jobs focus first on brushing up on skills they might have graduated from high school without.
For poorer people in India and many other countries, a computer engineer has found a way to detect breast cancer without radiation.
Global policies that aim to resettle and integrate displaced populations into local societies are providing a way forward.
Some of the biggest recycling operations are owned by landfill companies whose profits improve when recycling doesn’t work well.
Television dramas and comedies thrive on complexity. But journalism’s reductive picture of society makes America more polarized and feeds the extremes.
A nationwide organization promotes localism — finding ways to make capitalism work better for underprivileged communities in cities or rural areas.
In Boston, where nearly 40 percent of children enter kindergarten not ready in literacy, a parent-led movement to bolster readiness is growing.