I spoke December 7, 2018 with Bjørn Lomborg, author and President of Copenhagen Consensus Center, a singularly innovative and influential US-based think tank. Mr. Lomborg and his team have done the hard conceptual and empirical work necessary to turn good intentions for global improvement into implementable and economically efficient strategies. That's really saying something. They have, among other things, analyzed the UN Millenial goals (169 of them, which is far too many), prioritizing and rank-ordering them in terms of practical implementability and costs and benefits. Those who claim to truly care about the world's dispossessed could do far worse than to study the work of Lomborg.


Relevant links re: Lomborg:


One-page overview of rank-ordered developmental goals: https://bit.ly/2QEVQjz


A collection of articles outlining the most appropriate targets for education, health, gender, infrastructure, etc. https://bit.ly/2SxAcec


Where should we focus: Lomborg's commentary in Times of India: https://bit.ly/2B02eYL


The top 19 targets for world development: https://bit.ly/2zP52bs


TED talks:


On prioritization: https://bit.ly/2r9Ce8Q


On the cost of global problems: https://bit.ly/2EhuRF3 (also a book: https://bit.ly/2BxHnjc)


Make yourself smart and informed on climate and other issues of sustainability and development:


Cool It:


Film: https://amzn.to/2RIP6P1


Book: https://amzn.to/2EiPwIF


27 climate economists and 3 Nobel Laureates examine where a dollar can do the climate the most good: https://bit.ly/2BWSe4j


The Paris Accord: Minimal outcome, $1.2 trillion cost (https://bit.ly/2zfYweU): explained in a short video: https://bit.ly/2L43DST


How to make government smarter (with the specific example of recent developments in Bangladesh): https://bit.ly/2zJzSCc


Additional relevant links (JB Peterson):


My new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life

12 Rules for Life Tour: Dates, Cities, and Venues: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events/

My first book: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning

Dr. Jordan B Peterson Website: http://jordanbpeterson.com/

Self Authoring Suite: http://selfauthoring.com/

Understand Myself personality test: http://understandmyself.com/