How have we been doing lately on reducing conflict in the world?

The Cooperative Society NewsletterNovember 2019, Issue 19by E.G. Nadeau The short answer to this question is: There have been minor improvements in the last few years. Let’s review the numbers and a few examples. To provide a longer answer, it is important to distinguish between two kinds of violence: Deaths from armed conflicts, and homicides.Continue reading “How have we been doing lately on reducing conflict in the world?”

Problems with the UN’s 2019 population report

The Cooperative Society Newsletter June 2019, Issue 16 by E.G. Nadeau The United Nations “World Population Prospects 2019” is hot off the press. But it is lukewarm in terms of some key methodological and strategic issues – in particular, long-term trends of overestimating population growth and underestimating people’s willingness to change their reproductive health practices. The reportContinue reading “Problems with the UN’s 2019 population report”