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People go hungry not from lack of food but from lack of political power. Photo from the OECD Originally Published in the Boston Globe, July 20, 2020 Today’s multiplying threats are truly scary — a deadly pandemic with vast economic losses, police murders reflecting endemic racism, a president trashing constitutional protections, and . . . oh yes, a pending climate catastrophe. So fear is inevitable, and, of course, it can ignite action that saves lives. But fear can also do the opposite. Fifty years ago, our world was also gripped by fear. Paul Ehrlich’s book “The Population Bomb” predicted “mass starvation” on a “dying planet.” The ensuing scarcity scare triggered a fixation on ever-greater

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