Posts by John Lanchester

John Lanchester, writer and journalist

Recognising success in the war on poverty

John Lanchester

Why have staggering reductions in world poverty gone almost unnoticed in recent years? I invite readers of the SPERI blog to take a moment to think about what they think is humanity’s greatest collective achievement—the single greatest thing we have all done together. Give yourself a few seconds to think about that: the collective enterprise of modern science and medicine, … Continue reading

7 February 2013 by John Lanchester
Categories: Development, Global crisis, Inequality, SPERI Comment Tags: